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Earn-A-Bike Bike School

DURATION

2-4 hours

WHERE

Bikes Not Bombs - Jamaica Plain Hub
284 Amory St
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Bikes Not Bombs - Roxbury Hub
520B Dudley St.
Roxbury, MA 02119

WHEN

Spring 2022 Program Schedule:

  • May 17 - June 16, 2022
  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 4:30 - 7:00 PM

WHOSE HELP IS REQUIRED

Adult

HOW IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE

You get to help us rebuild a bicycle! By doing this, you are also helping to save the planet, because this bicycle would have originally been recycled or put into the garbage. At the end of the program, you either get to keep it or sell the bike in our shop!

DESCRIPTION

We are currently accepting applications for Spring 2022 Earn-A-Bike in Roxbury and in Jamaica Plain. 

Bike School is a series of classes that bring young people together for approximately five weeks to learn basic bike mechanics, refurbish donated bikes, learn safe urban riding, and earn a bike of their own. Throughout Bike School, students also learn to think critically about the systems that contribute to challenges they face every day.

Applications close on May 3, 2022.

Over the course of the program, participants will completely overhaul a bicycle while learning how to safely ride and navigate the City of Boston. During mechanics lessons, participants will learn how to repair parts of the bicycle; then they’ll roll up their sleeves and do it themselves. On group bike rides, participants will learn the ins and outs of Boston’s system of bike lanes and paths, riding to and from parks, basketball courts, and local businesses.

There are no lectures in Earn-A-Bike: you pick out a bike (choose from mountain, road, or BMX bikes), you learn how to rebuild it. When you complete the program, you get to keep it!


ITEMS NEEDED


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Minimum age 12, maximum age 18. No prior experience needed!


NEXT STEPS

Apply for Earn-A-Bike here: https://bikesnotbombs.org/bike-school/


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