The mission of Neighborhood Bike Works is to inspire youth and strengthen Philadelphia communities by providing equitable access to bicycling and bike repair through education, recreation, leadership and career-building opportunities.
We run a suite of youth and adult programs all designed to encourage more people to ride and maintain their bikes. Our work uses bikes to bring about positive change: personal growth, community building, and learning. To learn more about our youth programs, check out our Youth Programs page.
In addition to running year-round programs for youth, NBW also opens its space to adults and families. At our Community Bike Shop, we sell quality refurbished used bikes, new parts, and accessories. You can stop into the Community Bike Shop to test ride a refurbished bike or grab a new lock, helmet, or another accessory.
All sales in our shop support our free and low-cost programs.
Our programs aren't only about bikes; they offer a safe space to program participants and include lessons on goal-setting, public speaking, financial literacy, job readiness, and more. We see our success when we notice a young person gaining confidence on their bike, finding new sources of joy and adventure, and speaking up more in class. But it's more complicated than that. Here's a look at some of the ways our programs impact our program participants and the community.
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES: Details on joining our team.
HISTORY: We're almost 21 years old! Take a glimpse at our history.
PRESS: We've gotten some attention for our work, but don't take our word for it. Here's a catalog of some the press coverage we've received.