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.

Bike lane monthly ride


NBW foresees a future in which youth are empowered by bikes. Bicycles can aid in empowering youth in many ways. Bicycles promote self-reliance and self-confidence by giving youth self-propelled independent transportation and the freedom to travel locally — to school, play, and eventually to work. Our programs promote self-confidence and self-reliance by offering youth the ability to maintain and repair their own bicycles.

Bicycles can be used, by youths and adults alike, to cross boundaries — literally and figuratively. Cycling enables exploration beyond one's immediate neighborhood and cuts across social class.  Both recreational and utilitarian cycling enable people to meet others with like interests.

To advance this vision NBW will form partnerships and alliances with other groups, both in the youth development community and the cycling community.

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 or by going to the Pennsylvania Dept. of State Bureau of Charitable Affairs website.

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April Adult Repair Class

Learn how to maintain and repair your bike in our shop! This is a 4 week hands-on class.


Watch the Video

This quick video captures the NBW spirit and character. Take a look to learn more about our youth programs and hear directly from several youth participants.


Youth Job Boards & Resources 

We've created a resource for youth to find jobs, internships, and other personal development opportunities. Click the link above!