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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.

Additionally, our Roxbury Hub location is supported by Children's Services of Roxbury, who provides therapeutic support to all of our Bike School participants and integrates mindfulness into our curriculum, using bicycle mechanics as a tool for healthy living.

 

Applications are currently open for Spring 2024 Earn-A-Bike and Bike Institute! Click on the tabs below for more information and how to apply.

 

Spring Bike School Applications Close on March 8th

Applications for Spring 2024 Bike Institute are now OPEN!

Class Schedule: 

  • Saturdays 1:00 - 5:00 pm

Class Dates:

  • April 6 - June 15, 2024
  • * No class 4/14 - 4/20

Apply Now!

 

Bike Institute is a 40-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
  • Learning how to use the bicycle as a tool for social change, advocacy, and empowerment
  • 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!

Bike Institute

Our Roxbury Hub location is supported by Children's Services of Roxbury, who provides therapeutic support to all of our Bike School participants and integrates mindfulness into our curriculum, using bicycle mechanics as a tool for healthy living.

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 Bike School Program Manager at Roxbury, Emma Righter, at emma@bikesnotbombs.org or (617) 249-4979‬.

Earn-A-Bike

Our Roxbury Hub location is supported by Children's Services of Roxbury, who provides therapeutic support to all of our Bike School participants and integrates mindfulness into our curriculum, using bicycle mechanics as a tool for healthy living.

Applications for Spring 2024 Earn-A-Bike in Roxbury are now OPEN:

Class Schedule:

  • Tuesdays 4:00 - 7:00 pm OR
  • Thursdays 4:00 - 7:00 pm

Class Dates:

  • March 26 - June 20, 2024
  • * No class 4/14 - 4/20

Apply Now!

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.

Participants will also learn how to use the bicycle as a tool for social change, advocacy, and empowerment.

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 Bike School Program Manager at Roxbury, Emma Righter, at emma@bikesnotbombs.org or (617) 249-4979‬.