teaches life lessons through bicycles to the young people of the Lehigh Valley who could benefit most.
We aim to serve more students, more deeply, through high-quality mentoring programs.
Adopted March, 2022
Community Bike Works is committed to being an organization of racial and justice. As part of that work, we are consciously working to enact authentic power-sharing among students, staff, and board, including through the Board of Directors' March 2022 adoption of new organizational bylaws that codify this approach.
Our new bylaws were written by a committee of board, staff, and a youth leader—who contributed significantly to their development. Among other changes, the bylaws call for the development of a Youth Advisory Council that will review major decisions that are slated to go before the board. The YAC will also develop their own youth-led projects in support of the Bike Works mission. Students who have completed Earn a Bike and at least one semester of Youth Leadership will be eligible to run for election to Youth Council, and we will hold our first elections in August 2022.