On_The_Bike_Roxbury_Summer2022_wide

Bike School in Roxbury

Every season, Bikes Not Bombs offers bike education and training programs at its Roxbury Hub, located at 520B Dudley Street in Roxbury, MA 02119.

Please click here to view our 2023 Bike School program calendar and program dates.

Dates for Roxbury-based programming are on page two.

Applications for Bike Institute in Roxbury are currently closed. Please check back soon.

Winter 2023 Program Schedule:

  • Jamaica Plain:
    • January 21 - March 18, 2023
    • Saturdays, 1:00 - 5:00 PM

Bike Institute is a 32-hour training program for youth (14+) and adults who are interested in:

  • Acquiring bike mechanics skills
  • Earning their own refurbished bicycle
  • Learning about bike safety, proper helmet and bike fitting
  • Gaining experience working with our Youth Programs, our Bike Shop, or recycling and international shipping efforts
  • Becoming a Volunteer Bike School Apprentice

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

We highly recommend that all adults looking to volunteer in BNB Youth Programs complete our Bike Institute program. We aim to recruit program graduates to serve as volunteers.

Bike Institute

How to Apply

Apply for Bike Institute online, or you can fill out the form onsite at our bike shop. To qualify for enrollment, the application must be submitted in full and program fees paid no later than one week before the start of the program. Program fees are $50 - $100, on a sliding scale (you decide how much you can pay). If you are unable to afford the class fee, you can submit a request for a fee waiver. This will not affect whether or not you are accepted to the course.

BNB primarily serves BIPOC applicants living in Greater Boston in systematically excluded/marginalized neighborhoods, as outlined in our Strategic Plan. Additionally, Bikes Not Bombs prioritizes youth applicants between 14 and 25 years old.

If you have any questions please contact Victoria Valencia, Bike School Program Manager at the Roxbury Hub at victoria@bikesnotbombs.org.

Earn-A-Bike

Applications for Earn-A-Bike are not yet open.

 

Spring 2023 Program Schedule:

  • Roxbury:
    • May 23 - June 22, 2023
    • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 4:00 - 6:30 PM

 

Earn-A-Bike is a learning and earning bicycle program for youth aged 12-18. Over the course of the program, participants will completely overhaul a bicycle while learning how to safely ride and navigate the City of Boston. During mechanics lessons, participants will learn how to repair parts of the bicycle; then they’ll roll up their sleeves and do it themselves. On group bike rides, participants will learn the ins and outs of Boston’s system of bike lanes and paths, riding to and from parks, basketball courts, and local businesses.

There are no lectures in Earn-A-Bike: you will learn how to rebuild a bike step-by-step. When you complete the program, you get to keep it!

How to Apply

Apply for Earn-A-Bike online, or you can fill out the form onsite at our bike shop. To qualify for enrollment, the application must be submitted in full and program fees paid no later than one week before the start of the program. Program fees are $50 - $100, on a sliding scale (you decide how much you can pay). If you are unable to afford the class fee, you can submit a request for a fee waiver. This will not affect whether or not you are accepted to the course.

There are a limited number of spots available in Earn-A-Bike. Applicants are chosen based on application date and the applicant’s availability and willingness to commit. Additionally, BNB primarily serves BIPOC applicants living in Greater Boston in systematically excluded/marginalized neighborhoods, as outlined in our Strategic Plan.

If you have any questions please contact Victoria Valencia, Bike School Program Manager at the Roxbury Hub at victoria@bikesnotbombs.org.

 

sia_2

Applications for Sisters In Action are not yet open.

 

Spring 2023 Program Schedule:

  • Roxbury:
    • April 4 - May 11, 2023
    • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 4:30 - 7:00 PM

 

Sisters In Action (SIA) is BNB’s program for girls, femmes, trans-women, and non-binary people aged 12+. SIA is a 37.5-hour program where participants learn how to refurbish a bicycle that they have the opportunity to take home after graduation. The program creates a community for people to feel comfortable in a historically male-dominated space, and participants also have discussions on a variety of topics, such as how to negotiate your salary or respond to microaggressions.  

Those with little-to-no experience in biking or mechanics are encouraged to apply; this program is meant for you!

How to Apply

Apply for Sisters In Action online, or you can fill out the form onsite at our bike shop. To qualify for enrollment, the application must be submitted in full and program fees paid no later than one week before the start of the program. Program fees are $50 - $100, on a sliding scale (you decide how much you can pay). If you are unable to afford the class fee, you can submit a request for a fee waiver. This will not affect whether or not you are accepted to the course.

BNB primarily serves BIPOC applicants living in Greater Boston in systematically excluded/marginalized neighborhoods, as outlined in our Strategic Plan. Additionally, Bikes Not Bombs prioritizes youth applicants between 14 and 25 years old.

If you have any questions please contact Victoria Valencia, Bike School Program Manager at the Roxbury Hub at victoria@bikesnotbombs.org.