Earn-a-Bike

What is it?

 

Earn-a-Bike aims to provide bicycles to people who cannot afford to purchase one.

Earn-a-Bike participants learn how to fix bicycles through volunteering and learning from Bike Kitchen mechanics and eventually are able to leave with their very own bicycle.

 

HOW DOES IT WORK?

After orientation with a Bike Kitchen mechanic, Earn-a-Bike participants can select a used bicycle to fix and/or re-build.

Participants can work on their own bike during open shop hours after volunteering for 30 minutes each time. This volunteer time can include working on other bicycles or completing tasks to keep the shop running smoothly.

Earn-a-Bike participants must attend open shop at least once per week to work on their project in order to keep that bicycle.

 

Community members who may be seeking to purchase a bicycle and are able to afford one may purchase one of our refurbished bicycles. This helps us keep our programs, including Earn-a-Bike, running so that other community members can access bikes.

 

Earn-a-Bike participants become invested in the care and maintenance of a bicycle that they built themselves and gain a sense of accomplishment and empowerment in having the skills to be independent.

Sunday noon – 4pm

We’re here a lot of other times, email us to confirm we’re open