A growing and popular after-school program, the Mobile Bike Workshops bring the joy of biking and bike ownership to kids at their school or community after-school sites. Trips for Kids provides the bikes, helmets and tools, as well as an instructor who gives lessons on safe bike riding skills and mechanics.
The 10-week curriculum teaches a new skill each week. Kids learn how to gauge the air pressure in tires, fix a flat, check and adjust brakes, assess chain action and make any necessary repairs. In one creative project, the kids learn chain assembly by making chain jewelry – such as bracelets, key chains, necklaces – from old parts!