Youth bike repair classes
what is Earn-A-Bike?
In our signature bike repair class, youth learn how to fix bikes and earn community service hours! During this after-school program, you can practice your skills on bikes we repair and give back to the community. In addition to working on donated bike projects, you can pick out and fix up your own bike, or earn cool bike parts and accessories!
Our classes include:
- Beginner Repair classes where youth learn about simple mechanics and are able to earn a BMX bicycle with community service hours
- Intermediate Repair classes encompass more difficult bike repair lessons on more complex bikes and youth can earn a mountain bike with hours
- Advanced Repair classes are for youth who are interested in working in a bike shop or in entering our Bicycle Leaders Program. Youth who graduate from this class can mentor and apprentice in our programs as instructors and as mechanics in our bike shop and Bike Mobile.
Upcoming EAB Classes
Earn-A-Bike Virtual Repair Class – Winter (11-13) 2021
March 5th – April 9th Friday 4 – 6 PM
Join our virtual Earn-a-Bike class for a new take on our long standing youth bike repair program. Learn the basics of bike repair: Fix a flat, brakes, gears and maintenance. Youth can earn a BMX bike with the completion of community service hours. This class will be split between 4 virtual mechanic sessions and 2 in-person bike riding sessions.
Registered students will receive all supplies for their classes delivered to their homes if they live in the 98108, 98118, 98144, 98168, and 98178 zip codes – if you do not live in these zip codes, you will need to pick up the supplies (bike, stand & tools) the week before classes start. Students will need to return all tools and supplies, as well as the bikes after all of the classes have ended.
** PAYMENT INFO**
Bike Works strives to make programming accessible to all youth.
*At Bike Works, all of our programming is on a sliding scale cost. Through this payment structure, we are able to provide programming for anyone who is interested in bike riding and repair, no matter what they can afford to pay. We believe that it is more important than ever to be creating access and opportunities for communities disproportionately affected by institutional racism, classism, and sexism. We ask that individuals and families who are able to pay the full cost of our classes help by paying it forward for community members who cannot afford to pay full price, or at all.