Neighborhood Bike Works provides educational, recreational, and career-building opportunities for urban youth in underserved neighborhoods in greater Philadelphia through bicycling; it also promotes cycling as a healthy, affordable, environment-friendly form of transportation.
Since 1999, Neighborhood Bike Works has introduced over 4,500 young Philadelphians to the joys and freedom of cycling in the city. Our free or low-cost youth programs, including Earn-a-Bike, Group Rides, and summer camps, reach over 500 youth each year. We also offer programs for adults, and are currently offering programming at two permanent sites — in West and North Philadelphia, and at several off-site locations around the city. We operate a retail bike shop in North Philadelphia that raises funds to support our programs, and offers a training ground for young mechanics.
Background on Move
NBW is moving to a new West Philly location by this fall. This street-level site, which is actually two side-by-side properties, will be at 3939 & 3943 Lancaster Avenue. Click above for more details.
July Adult Bike Repair Class
Sign up now for our July Adult Bike Repair Class. Join us from 6:30-9:00PM to learn how to adjust your brakes, replace your chain, and repair your headset. Registration is open. Click the image above for more information on our adult bike repair class. Our June class is full.
Do You Want the Freedom to Ride?
This summer and fall, our Freedom to Ride program offers 50 youth, ages 11-18, the opportunity to explore the city's natural spaces on a bike they have refurbished themselves! The program is held at community centers throughout West and Southwest Philadelphia. Fill out the NBW Youth Application Waiver today and we will follow up with you!
Donate A Bike!
Every year hundreds of youth earn bikes from Neighborhood Bike Works. We rely on donations of bikes, bike parts, and accessories to run youth and adult programs. Support our programs by making a donation! Call Neighborhood Bike Works at 215-386-0316 to set up a drop off time.
© 2013 Neighborhood Bike Works. NBW is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Federal EIN 23-3012779, United Way Donor Choice #14084. Official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling 1 (800) 732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.