COMMUNITY BIKE WORKS
Community Bike Works teaches life lessons through bicycles to the young people of Allentown and the Lehigh Valley who could benefit most. We serve 500 students each year in our Earn a Bike and Junior Earn a Bike programs, which are offered at our Allentown and East Allentown bike shop, at schools in the Allentown and Bethlehem school districts, and at the Orefield campus of KidsPeace. In Earn a Bike, students learn bike mechanics and safety while practicing reading, writing, teamwork and work ethic skills. And of course, at the end of class, they earn their refurbished bicycle and a new helmet! Other programs include Earn a Book, Afternoon Drop-in, and Youth Leadership. We also offer a range of cycling programs, including recreational rides, road riding, track cycling, and mountain biking. The capstone of a student’s experience is our Youth Apprentice program, in which students who have served as youth volunteers earn their first paycheck as members of the Community Bike Works staff. Once engaged in Earn a Bike, students may participate in our full range of programs until they turn 18. All of our programs are offered at no cost to families.