Kids learn lifetime skills while wrenching on bikes.
Through our unique Earn-A-Bike workshops, youth in Marin County complete hands-on lessons in bike mechanics and bike safety. A six-week course along with optional rides and open-session work days earns beginner class students a bike, helmet, and lock.
Additionally, this program provides youth:
We run these workshops from our own facility located in San Rafael’s Canal District, a unique multi-cultural neighborhood. Some participating youth go beyond the basic curriculum and learn advanced mechanics. Over the years, we have hired numerous participants as Earn-A-Bike instructors, while others have assisted at our Re-Cyclery Bike Shop.
Through Trips for Kids, I was able to earn my first few bikes and that helped me get around town. The Earn-a-Bike program helped prepare me for the working world without all the responsibility…I was able to expand my skill set to include a wider range of bikes and that helped me get my job as a bike mechanic.
- Devindra, former Earn-A-Bike participant
Interested? Contact RJ, our Earn-A-Bike Program Manager