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 whom are referred to us by other agencies or by shop staff. Participants must apply to the program and complete a series of steps, including doing a few hours of volunteering in the shop, to earn a refurbished bike for use as personal transportation (and fun, too).
- Make a Bike Request: Participants or service agencies must complete a request form for the size and type of bike needed. Apply using the form below.
- Attend a Bike Class: Participants must attend a 1-hour Fix-A-Flat course (offered two times a month on Sundays) in our shop that covers fixing flats and maintaining the chain.
- Volunteer: Participants must spend a minimum of 3 hours volunteering in the shop. Participants can choose from a list of bike/shop-related tasks that best suits their abilities.
Funding for the Community Bike Program is provided by generous people who donate to Sharing Wheels and by supporting organizations.