Community Drop-in, Earn-A-Bike,
and Beyond

October 2021 Update: Community Drop-in is now on Wednesdays 3:30-5:30 PM and Saturdays 2-4 PM unless otherwise posted (see calendar below for details: no Drop-in on 11/13, 11/24, 11/27.) Sign up for Drop-in using this sheet.

Sign-up for drop-in


What is Community Drop-in?

Community Drop-in are bi-weekly bike repair volunteer sessions for youth 12 – 24 years old who have participated in at least one Bike Works camp, class, club, or other program (not restricted to EAB). Participants will practice their bike repair skills, earn community service hours, have access to our stands & tools to occasionally work on their own projects, and have progressive opportunities to teach and mentor as they engage.

Drop-in ignites a passion for community service in young people and empowers them to give back to their community by refurbishing bicycles for people in need. As in our Earn-A-Bike program, youth are rewarded for their hard work by earning bikes and parts as they log more hours. Every year, youth refurbish over 300 bicycles for redistribution in our Bikes-for-All Youth! bike giveaway program for other young people in their community.

What are the Requirements to Participate in the Community Drop-in program?

  • 12-24 year-olds must have participated in at least one Bike Works program such as EAB, R.I.D.E.S, summer camp, or Job Skills Training
  • Must be interested in learning about community, leadership, social justice, and being on a journey with a group of peers to participate in community discussions.
  • Up to 8 participants per session (COVID-19 restriction to allow for distancing.)
  • FREE to participate

What is Earn-A-Bike?

Earn-a-Bike (EAB) is an after-school program where young people learn how to fix bikes slotted for our bike giveaway program, earn community service hours, and ultimately Earn-a-Bike! In addition to working on donated bike projects, youth can pick out and fix up a bike to keep, or earn cool bike parts and accessories! Graduates of EAB can access our Community Drop-in sessions. Check this page for upcoming EAB class registrations, offered on a sliding-scale basis (full scholarships available). 

What are the Benefits of EAB and Community Drop-in?

  • Learn bike repair on community service projects
  • Access to bicycle repair tools and bicycle repair instruction from peers and staff
  • Community Service hours for participating in community repair projects (high school requirement: 60 hours)
  • Option to earn and build a bike of your own to keep, and accessories for your current bicycle (with the accumulation of community service hours)
  • Opportunity to build skills around: Leadership, Mentorship, and Job Readiness
  • Youth led community space for you to hang out, and meet new people!
Dec
4
Sat
Community Drop-in (youth ages 11 – 24) @ Bike Works Warehouse
Dec 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

What are the Benefits of the EAB Community Drop-in Program?

  • IT’S FREE!!
  • Learn bike repair on community service projects
  • Access to bicycle repair tools and bicycle repair instruction from peers and staff
  • Community Service hours for participating in community repair projects (high school requirement: 60 hours)
  • Option to earn and build a bike of your own to keep, and accessories for your current bicycle (with the accumulation of community service hours)
  • Opportunity to build skills around: Leadership, Mentorship, and Job Readiness
  • Youth led community space for you to hang out, and meet new people!
  • Sign-up here!
Dec
8
Wed
Community Drop-in (youth ages 11 – 24) @ Bike Works Warehouse
Dec 8 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

What are the Benefits of the EAB Community Drop-in Program?

  • IT’S FREE!!
  • Learn bike repair on community service projects
  • Access to bicycle repair tools and bicycle repair instruction from peers and staff
  • Community Service hours for participating in community repair projects (high school requirement: 60 hours)
  • Option to earn and build a bike of your own to keep, and accessories for your current bicycle (with the accumulation of community service hours)
  • Opportunity to build skills around: Leadership, Mentorship, and Job Readiness
  • Youth led community space for you to hang out, and meet new people!
  • Sign-up here!
Dec
11
Sat
Community Drop-in (youth ages 11 – 24) @ Bike Works Warehouse
Dec 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

What are the Benefits of the EAB Community Drop-in Program?

  • IT’S FREE!!
  • Learn bike repair on community service projects
  • Access to bicycle repair tools and bicycle repair instruction from peers and staff
  • Community Service hours for participating in community repair projects (high school requirement: 60 hours)
  • Option to earn and build a bike of your own to keep, and accessories for your current bicycle (with the accumulation of community service hours)
  • Opportunity to build skills around: Leadership, Mentorship, and Job Readiness
  • Youth led community space for you to hang out, and meet new people!
  • Sign-up here!
Dec
15
Wed
Community Drop-in (youth ages 11 – 24) @ Bike Works Warehouse
Dec 15 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

What are the Benefits of the EAB Community Drop-in Program?

  • IT’S FREE!!
  • Learn bike repair on community service projects
  • Access to bicycle repair tools and bicycle repair instruction from peers and staff
  • Community Service hours for participating in community repair projects (high school requirement: 60 hours)
  • Option to earn and build a bike of your own to keep, and accessories for your current bicycle (with the accumulation of community service hours)
  • Opportunity to build skills around: Leadership, Mentorship, and Job Readiness
  • Youth led community space for you to hang out, and meet new people!
  • Sign-up here!
Dec
18
Sat
Community Drop-in (youth ages 11 – 24) @ Bike Works Warehouse
Dec 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

What are the Benefits of the EAB Community Drop-in Program?

  • IT’S FREE!!
  • Learn bike repair on community service projects
  • Access to bicycle repair tools and bicycle repair instruction from peers and staff
  • Community Service hours for participating in community repair projects (high school requirement: 60 hours)
  • Option to earn and build a bike of your own to keep, and accessories for your current bicycle (with the accumulation of community service hours)
  • Opportunity to build skills around: Leadership, Mentorship, and Job Readiness
  • Youth led community space for you to hang out, and meet new people!
  • Sign-up here!
Dec
22
Wed
Community Drop-in (youth ages 11 – 24) @ Bike Works Warehouse
Dec 22 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

What are the Benefits of the EAB Community Drop-in Program?

  • IT’S FREE!!
  • Learn bike repair on community service projects
  • Access to bicycle repair tools and bicycle repair instruction from peers and staff
  • Community Service hours for participating in community repair projects (high school requirement: 60 hours)
  • Option to earn and build a bike of your own to keep, and accessories for your current bicycle (with the accumulation of community service hours)
  • Opportunity to build skills around: Leadership, Mentorship, and Job Readiness
  • Youth led community space for you to hang out, and meet new people!
  • Sign-up here!

** 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.