B!KE is currently seeking grant funding and sponsorships to support Earn-A-Bike in 2019. Contact Tegan for more information on how you can support Earn-A-Bike.
Earn-a-Bike is intended to provide access to bicycles for people 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 have questions about the program, please contact our program coordinator Charlie. 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 programs like Adult Earn-a-Bike and Youth Earn-a-Bike so other members of our community can also have access to a bicycle.