Earn-a-Bike is intended to provide access to bicycles for people of all ages who cannot afford to buy a bicycle. While building their own bike, people participating in Earn-a-Bike will both develop their mechanical skills and support B!KE through volunteerism.
To participate in Earn-a-Bike you must be orientated by one of our staff. You can then work on your bicycle during Open Shop until it is complete. Each time you use the shop, you are asked to volunteer 15 t0 20 minutes to complete a small volunteer task such as working on other bikes or helping to keep the shop clean. Details on the Earn-a-bike program will be covered by a staff member at orientation.
If you are a community member that is able to afford a B!KE membership and/or one of our used bikes, please choose to use our shop in this way. This will help to sustain our open shop and various programming so other members of our community can also have access to a bicycle.
For any questions about the program, please contact our program coordinator Jean. If you are associated with a community organization and are working with a group of people who would all benefit from our Earn-a-Bike program, please get in touch.