Earn-a-Bike Program

What is Earn-A-Bike?

Learn how to fix bikes and earn community service hours!  During this 8-week 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.

Interested in becoming a mechanic and investing in community?  Find the right class for you and sign up!

All class session are 4:00 – 6:00 PM.

2019 Winter Session

Tuesday Beginner Repair (ages 9 – 12) January 22 – March 19 * 

Wednesday Intermediate Repair (ages 12 – 17) January 23 – March 20 * 

no classes February 19 or 20

2019 SPRING SESSION

Tuesday Beginner Repair (ages 9 – 13) April 16 – June 4 

Wednesday Advanced Repair (ages 14 – 17) April 17 – June 5 

* Instructor approval required to register for Advanced Repair

2019 FALL SESSION

Tuesday Beginner Repair (ages 9 – 12) September 24 – November 12

Wednesday Intermediate Repair (ages 12 – 17) September 25 – November 13


Interested? Contact Program Staff at 206.695.2416 or email us at: youthprograms@bikeworks.org

** PAYMENT INFO**

Bike Works strives to make programming accessible to all youth.  We provide sliding scale scholarship options for families with limited incomes.

All Class/Club/Camp fees listed are:

  Actual Cost/40% Subsidized/60% Subsidized/Full Scholarship

All fees are non-refundable and non-transferable


Beyond Earn-A-Bike: Street Burners

Street Burners is Bike Works’ youth alumni club for graduates from any of our programs. Check out what you can get involved in!

Dec
13
Thu
Youth Drop-in @ Classroom A
Dec 13 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Youth who have completed sessions in our bicycle repair courses can drop in during these times to work on bicycles. Youth can work on their own bikes, or they can earn bikes, parts and accessories.  By volunteering youth continue to accumulate community service hours.

Teen Movie Night “2 Seconds”
Dec 13 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

This Canadian film (in French) premiered in the 1999 Sundance Film Festival’s World Cinema section. It tells the story of Laurie (Charlotte Laurier) and her love of downhill mountain bike racing. MUST RSVP to attend! Ages 14+ only. 
RSVP

Dec
15
Sat
BIKE-O-RAMA
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Our bi-annual youth bike giveaway, Bike Works partners with community organizations to help identify hundreds of low income families who have children ages 2-8 in need of a working bike and helmet. Youth can volunteer to help at this event by INVITE ONLY

Youth Drop-in @ Classroom A
Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Youth who have completed sessions in our bicycle repair courses can drop in during these times to work on bicycles. Youth can work on their own bikes, or they can earn bikes, parts and accessories.  By volunteering youth continue to accumulate community service hours.

Dec
18
Tue
Winter Break Mechanic Camp @ Classroom A
Dec 18 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

For class graduates looking to further develop their mechanical skills with more challenging topics and repairs. See staff for more details.

Dec
19
Wed
Winter Break Mechanic Camp @ Classroom A
Dec 19 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

For class graduates looking to further develop their mechanical skills with more challenging topics and repairs. See staff for more details.

Dec
20
Thu
Winter Break Mechanic Camp @ Classroom A
Dec 20 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

For class graduates looking to further develop their mechanical skills with more challenging topics and repairs. See staff for more details.

Youth Drop-in @ Classroom A
Dec 20 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Youth who have completed sessions in our bicycle repair courses can drop in during these times to work on bicycles. Youth can work on their own bikes, or they can earn bikes, parts and accessories.  By volunteering youth continue to accumulate community service hours.

Youth Advisory Committee Meeting
Dec 20 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Monthly meeting of the Youth Advisory Committee. Applications for older youth who are interested in joining are always accepted. Members must RSVP for pizza.

RSVP

 

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Contact Programs for more information on upcoming opportunities!

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