Programs for Youth
Our programs aim to improve individual health, environmental quality, and enhance the livability of our communities by helping individuals gain access to bicycle knowledge, skills, and confidence.
In a creative and supportive environment – and with an emphasis on experiential learning – campers ages 6 – 17 build confidence, knowledge, and skills in a supportive environment. Campers learn how to ride safely, fix their bikes, and travel to fun destinations throughout the city. Learn more about Bike Camp here.
Our after-school Bike Clubs provide hands-on, experiential after-school workshops in which 9 to 12 year olds from families with low incomes learn safe riding skills, basic bike maintenance, and the importance of wearing a properly fitted helmet. By working hard and participating throughout the course of the 12-session program, participants earn their own bicycle, lock, and helmet to take home.
Holiday Bike Drive
Every winter, with the support of hundreds of volunteers and donors, we provide 500 children with their first bicycles, new helmets, and basic safety education. It is a huge, community-building event that we work toward all year long and culminates in one amazing day in December.
Photos, from top to bottom, by Josh Tillinghast, Ashley Mitchell, and Joel Schneier.