Youth Programs

Our mission

We use the bicycle as a tool to foster young people’s leadership, development, and sense of individual and collective power to transform their own lives, strengthen communities and build a just and sustainable planet.

Since 1990, when the first Earn-A-Bikers set up shop at the tennis courts on Centre Street, over 3,000 Boston youth have participated in BNB Youth Programs. Every program at BNB is active, hands-on and peer-led. Our programs ask for a great deal of commitment from participants, but they also provide mentorship, support and opportunities for growth within BNB.

Bikes Not Bombs is committed to working against the pervasive adultism in our society. We believe that the best youth programs are ones that involve young people not only as participants but also as consultants and ones that give young people the opportunity to self-manage and become leaders.

In BNB’s Youth Programs, participants have the opportunity to learn everything from basic bike maintenance and city riding to all the skills needed to work as a bicycle mechanic. Maybe you’re someone who needs to learn how to ride, maybe you want to take home your very first bike, or maybe you’re an experienced rider; no matter who you are there is a BNB program for you. Check out the options and how to apply here and feel free to call, email or visit if you have any more questions.

Mechanics time during Girls In Action.

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