Build Your Own Bike
The TFKDM Earn-a-Bike program teaches children (ages 10 and up) basic bicycle maintenance skills and safe bicycling in their own urban neighborhoods. EAB uses a positive youth development approach to provide disadvantaged youth with opportunities to learn and master skills, including life and leadership skills, in a safe, supportive and challenging environment, that includes caring relationships, facilitated learning, experiential learning and vigorous physical activity. Upon completion of the multi-session course, graduates keep their bicycle and receive a helmet, lock and tool kit.
Coming in 2018, youth who complete training are eligible to join a new program, Bike Club, which will be run out of Lucky Bike Re-Cyclery. With guidance from trained staff and volunteers, Bike Club members will plan and organize club activities that may include: urban bike rides; bike trips to and from fun destinations for healthy eating and/or active living in their community; indoor bike activities during bad weather (e.g. bike rodeos, bike polo, etc.) and community service projects (e.g. maintaining urban bike trails). Staff will provide ongoing, hands-on training on topics such as how to map a safe bike route, safe urban riding practices, and how to utilize the bike racks on RTD buses.
“I usually give up when things get too hard, but this time I finished!”
– Ride at Elk Meadow
Are you a bike wrench who wants to share your skills with young people?
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Are you interested in our Earn-a-Bike Program?