Community Bike Program

smiling community bike program volunteer working in the bicycle shop

Bikes are a great form of transportation that people use to get work, transit, school and services. Keeping people and bikes moving is our mission, and our Community Bike Program helps us do that!

This program is for low income teens and adults who are referred to us by other agencies or by shop staff. If you are connected to one of these agencies, ask about getting a bike voucher.

  • Cocoon House
  • Ester’s Place
  • Volunteers of America
  • WorkSource
  • Recovery Cafe
  • Compass Health
  • Catholic Community Services

Getting a Community Bike

  1. Bring in the Voucher: Be a client of or connect with one of our partners to get a voucher. You can trade it for one of our designated Community Bikes, valued at $150 or less.
  2. Learn to Fix a Flat: Participants learn or practice this most essential skill on one of our bikes, and get a patch kit.
  3. Volunteer: Participants spend 1 hours volunteering in the shop. Participants can choose from a list of bike/shop-related tasks that best suits their abilities.

Every bike comes with a lock and helmet to keep you and your new bike safe.

Funding for the Community Bike Program is provided by generous people who donate to Sharing Wheels and by supporting organizations.