How does a bike change a life? Ask the over 1600 youth who have completed the Bike Workshop and they’ll tell you: it’s more than just a bike.
Bike Workshop participants work with volunteer mentors to build a bike from frame to finish. Along the way, youth learn repairs and maintenance and how to navigate our city safely. But they’re also learning something deeper—problem solving, patience, and the sense of pride that comes with seeing a project through to the end.
After completing the program, youth keep the bike they’ve built, along with a safety helmet, tool kit and a newfound opportunity for healthy living and the ability to explore beyond their neighborhood. Youth also take a pledge to pass on their new skills to help others in their community.
Bicycles are donated from members of the community.
This project is funded under a Grant Contract with the State of Tennessee, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.
Volunteer Shifts & Enrollment
In-school programming for one to two hours between 9:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Late summer to begin in the fall and late fall to begin first of the year
Late spring to begin in the summer
Who We Need
Volunteers who possess a fun, outgoing personality and are willing to get their hands dirty helping young people as they learn the skills of bike maintenance.