Bike Institute

Bike Institute is for:
Ages 12+

Bike Institute is a pilot program for youth ages 12 and older, and adults of any age 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

Bike Institute is an intensive program meeting November 2nd - December 7th on Saturdays from 11am-2pm (no class on November 30th). Open enrollment through November 16th on a first come, first served basis.

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

How to Apply: 

Applications can be downloaded from this page, mailed or emailed to you upon request, or you can pick them up in person at our Bike Shop. To qualify for enrollment, BOTH the application (filled out) and payment (cash, check or money order) need to be submitted. Program Fees: Ages 12 - 17: $25 - $50 OR Ages 18+: $100 - $150, 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: Jasmine Wilson, Bikes Not Bombs, 284 Amory Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130. 

If you have any questions please contact Program and Outreach Coordinator Jasmine Wilson at 617-522-0222 x101 or email