Earn-A-Bike Program Information


Participants can apply online (click here) or in person. All potential participants will be contacted and interviewed. Priority may be given to those who have been referred by one of our partner organizations.


Time commitment: 15+ hours total (must be completed within 4 weeks)

1 hour – Fix-A-Flat/Basic Mechanics Class – every 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month at 1:00pm

5 hours – Intro Volunteering (processing tubes, cleaning, organizing)- can be completed anytime we are open, must arrive at least 2 hours before close. Advance notice is appreciated but not required.

3 hours – Intermediate Mechanical Volunteering (cruisers/single speeds and/or youth bikes)

2 hours – Advanced Mechanical Volunteering (geared bikes or any bikes requiring more complex repairs)

3 hours – Working On Your Own Bike (with mechanic assistance)

For now, volunteer hours can be completed anytime we are open, but the participant must arrive at least 2 hours before we close. Advance notice is appreciated.

*For individuals not interested in intermediate and advanced mechanical bike skills, 5 hours of volunteering can be completed at another nonprofit organization with prior approval.

Additional volunteer hours can be completed to earn shop credit towards bikes valued over $150 or to purchase specialty parts and accessories. (1 hour = $10)

Participants will receive a lock, light set, and helmet (if available) upon completion of the program.


Click here to apply!