Bike Institute

Bike Institute is for:
Youth and Adults aged 15+


Applications have closed for Fall 2020 Bike Institute. Please check back for details on the winter session (TBD)

The program will run from October 3 through October 31, held on Saturdays from 1:00 to 4:00 PM.


Bike Institute is a 30-hour training for youth and adults (15+) who are looking for volunteer opportunities and are interested in:

  • Acquiring bike mechanics skills while earning a bike
  • Learning about bike safety, proper helmet and bike fitting
  • Gaining experience from working with our Youth Programs, our Bike Shop, or recycling and international shipping efforts

No experience in biking or mechanics is necessary to apply and every program graduate will ride away on their very own refurbished bicycle!

All adults looking to volunteer in BNB Youth Programs are highly recommended to complete our Bike Institute program and volunteer a minimum of one program day per week from 4:00pm to 7:00pm in at least one session of Earn-A-Bike or Sisters In Action. We aim to recruit program graduates to serve as volunteers in our Youth Programs.


How to Apply: 

Applications can be downloaded from this page (applications closed), or you can pick them up in person at our Bike Shop. To qualify for enrollment, BOTH the application (filled out) and payment (cash, or check only), or volunteer commitment (if preferred) need to be submitted. Program Fees: $50 - $100, both are sliding scale - you decide how much you can pay. If you are unable to afford any class fee, you can submit a fee waiver request instead of payment, and this will not affect whether or not you are accepted to the course.

Please mail or deliver the application & fee to: Eljah Evans, Bikes Not Bombs, 284 Amory Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130. If you have any questions, please contact Elijah at 617-522-0222 x101 or email