by joining Junior Earn a Bike (ages 7-8) or Earn a Bike (ages 9-18). Once involved, you'll have access to all of our programs until you graduate high school. Programs are offered at our downtown Allentown and East Allentown bike shops and in schools in Allentown and Bethlehem. All programs are free!
As of January 2021, Earn a Bike and Junior Earn a Bike are currently online only. We plan to begin in-person programs again this spring.
Register now for Earn a Bike or Junior Earn a Bike. Each class takes place online at your convenience. You can complete the class and earn your bike in one month--or less! And you are welcome to join us for optional bike rides, to have fun in a physically distant way.
Earn a Bike connects youth ages 9-18 with mentors to learn lessons in bike mechanics and safety. While learning tool use, bike repair, and safe riding, students also practice life skills including communication, teamwork, and perseverance. Online Earn a Bike connects students with these skills through instructional videos, online classroom activities, and weekly online hangouts with mentors and friends. Students are encouraged, but not required, to join us for an in-person bike safety rodeo or other rides. When students complete the program, they earn their refurbished bike and a new helmet!
In Junior Earn a Bike, second- and third-graders practice social-emotional learning while learning about reading, riding, and wrenching. Junior Earn a Bike students learn that, just as building a bike requires tools and parts, building a healthy emotional life requires social and emotional tools they can learn to use. Online Junior Earn a Bike offers these same lessons through instructional videos and at-home activities, which students can do with an adult in their home. Students are also invited to participate in optional in-person riding days, where they can practice their riding skills with their instructor’s help. At the end of the program, students earn their bike, a new helmet, and several books!