A Modular Guide to Youth Development & Bicycle Repair


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We’ve increased the number of our youth from 60 the first year in 1998 to over 1,000 in 2016. In addition, we have increased the depth of our program offerings over the years to provide more leadership opportunities that make real impact in our organization and our community. We have youth serving on our Board of Directors, on a Youth Advisory Committee, and as bicycle leaders on our rides and in our classrooms. Our mission is not just to build bikes, but to build sustainable communities by educating youth and promoting bicycling.

Below you will find links to the 250 page, modular curriculum we have created. Our intention is to provide a useful resource to our community and help promote youth leadership and empowerment.

If you have any comments, questions, suggestions or thoughts, please email This is the first time we’ve undertaken something like this and would love to incorporate your experiences, thoughts and suggestions in future editions.

*Please be aware that the page numbers referenced in the PDF are the ones printed at the bottom of the page. The PDF page numbers are different since it is broken into sections below.

Part 1: Introduction and How to Use this Book
Part 2: Group Forming
Part 3: Mechanic Skills: Explanation
Part 4: Mechanic Skills: Practice
Part 5: Additional Activities
Part 6: Safety
Part 7: Reflection & Review
Part 8: Appendix and Additional Resources