In 1990, the first Earn-A-Bikers set up shop at tennis courts on Centre Street in Boston. Since then, over 3,000 Boston youth have participated in Bikes Not Bombs' Youth Pathways programs. Every program at BNB is active, hands-on, and peer-led. Our programs provide mentorship, support, and opportunities for growth within BNB, and beyond.

Youth Pathways: Boys Adjusting Handlebars

Youth Pathways

In BNB’s Youth Pathways, participants have the opportunity to learn everything from basic bike maintenance and city riding to professional bike mechanic skills. 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.

Bike School

Basic bike education and training programs offered at Bikes Not Bombs for youth and adults

Youth Apprenticeships

Jobs for youth: roles and responsibilities include co-instructing Bike School, attending to customers at BNB’s bike shop, recycling bikes for local and international programs, and organizing for a more equitable future.