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Get Involved

Mentoring at Community Bike Works

is a fun and meaningful way to engage with the young people of our community. Each year, 100 volunteers spend thousands of hours with students. 


It's people like you who make bike mentoring a success. Whether you want spend time with students, support our events, or host a bike drive, we are excited to hear from you! 

Mentor a student

Earn a Bike instructor/mentor

Earn a Bike instructor/mentor

Earn a Bike instructor/mentor

 Help students discover the joy of bike mechanics and riding. ​No mechanical experience necessary! We especially need women instructors for our mixed-gender or Girls' Earn a Bike classes.

6 pm - 8 pm one weeknight for 13 weeks.

After-school mentor

Earn a Bike instructor/mentor

Earn a Bike instructor/mentor

 Teach students something of interest to you, arrange a trip, join a bike ride, or simply engage with students. 

3 pm - 5:30 pm weekdays.

Additional support

Earn a Bike instructor/mentor

Additional support

Drive students to cycling competitions, or help with shopping, snack preparation, or printing and copying. Flexible.  

Ready to get started?

Call Program Director Mel Cody at 610.434.1140 or email mcody AT communitybikeworks.org to schedule a volunteer session or otherwise get involved. All volunteers complete a background check before working with students.  

Host a bike drive!

Many organizations and local businesses have held bike drives that allow people to clear out unwanted bikes while helping the students of Community Bike Works. Interested? Here's a customize-able flier you can use to advertise your bike drive. Call 610.434.1140 to let us know you're planning a drive, and we'll provide you with other tips or support to help make your drive a success. Thank you!

Bike Drive template Word v3 (docx)

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Sponsor a bike ride

Community Bike Works schedules regular Saturday bikes rides each spring and summer—more than a dozen each year. 


The sponsor of a bike ride--either an individual or a company--provides snacks and beverages for the bike ride attendees at an agreed upon location and time. We generally meet at Community Bike Works at 10 am and return by 2 pm. It's a great opportunity for your company to make a real difference while getting to know the young people in our community! 


This opportunity will be available once we're able to ride together safely again.

Files coming soon.

Join a committee

Serve on a board committee and help Community Bike Works strengthen our organization. Each committee meets as determined by the chair. Time commitment is generally 3-5 hours/month. Committees include: Spin-a-Thon, Gala, Fund Development, Marketing, and Facilities.

Comunity Bike Works director-committee application 2020 (docx)

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