Earn-A-Bike is our popular flagship program. Over the course of 8 weeks, youth refurbish a donated bicycle, learning the basics of bike repair and maintenance, safe urban riding, health, and nutrition. Through class participation and program completion, each student earns their bike as well as credit towards additional bikes, accessories, and replacement parts, redeemable during our Drop-In program - one of many free programs available to Earn-A-Bike graduates.
Earn-A-Bike is free to all participants, ages 8-18, as all costs are covered by Neighborhood Bike Works and partner organizations.
SESSION 1 - HIGH-SCHOOLERS ONLY: September 26 - November 16
Classess meet every Monday & Wednesday, 4:00 - 6:00 PM, at 3939 Lancaster Ave in West Philadelphia
SESSION 2: OPEN TO ALL AGES: October 4 - November 17
Classes meet every Tuesday & Thursday, 4:00 - 6:00 PM, at 3939 Lancaster Ave in West Philadelphia
HOW TO SIGN UP:
Parents: If you would like to sign up your child(ren), please download the form linked below, fill it out with your child(ren), and return it to our office at 3943 Lancaster Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104. You can also scan and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org, or fill one out at our office Monday-Friday from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.
Youth: You must get your Parent/Guardian to fill out the form with you.
Our classes fill up quickly so please return the NBW Youth Application Waiver as soon as possible.
2) ENROLLMENT CONFIRMATION
Our instructors will call the parent/guardian to discuss and resolve any potential schedule conflicts or transportation issues before confirming enrollment. Class size (usually 12-15) is capped at the instructor's discretion, and maintained by drawing from the wait-list.
3) ATTENDANCE REQUIRMENTS
To graduate, each participant is expected to attend at least 75% of classes. The first four classes are especially critical to participants’ success!