Ride Club

ABOUT:

Ride Club is a 4-week after-school program that enables youth ages 8-18 to explore Philadelphia by bike! Through group rides, program participants engage with natural, historic, and artistic resources in their communities, introducing youth to the joys of bicycle adventure. With lessons in bike safety and the rules of the road, Ride Club stresses safe riding techniques on urban roads and bike paths, discusses bike maintenance, and reinforces health and fitness.

All Ride Club participants must know how to ride a bike and be able to ride for 20 minutes without a break. Neighborhood Bike Works can provide youth with a bike and helmet to use during rides. The rides for a single four week session total about 20 miles in length, but will vary in speed and intensity based on the ability of youth in the class. After completing Ride Club, youth have the opportunity to participate in the many free graduate programs Neighborhood Bike Works has to offer.

 

COST:

Ride Club is free to all participants, ages 8-18, as all costs are covered by Neighborhood Bike Works and partner organizations.

 

PROGRAM SCHEDULE:

SPRING SESSION 1April 25 - May 18

Classes meet every Tuesday & Thursday, 4:00 - 6:00 PM, at 3939 Lancaster Ave in West Philadelphia.

SPRING SESSION 2: May 23 - June 15

Classes meet every Tuesday & Thursday, 4:00 - 6:00 PM, at 3939 Lancaster Ave in West Philadelphia.

 

HOW TO SIGN UP:

1) APPLICATION

Parents and Guardians: If you would like to sign up your child(ren), please download the form linked below, fill it out with your child(ren), and return it to our office at 3943 Lancaster Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104. You can also scan and email it to soledad@neighborhoodbikeworks.org, or fill one out at our office Monday-Friday from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

Youth: You must get your Parent/Guardian to fill out the form with you.

Our classes fill up quickly so please return the NBW Youth Application Waiver as soon as possible.

NBW YOUTH APPLICATION WAIVER - CLICK HERE

2) ENROLLMENT CONFIRMATION

Our instructors will call the parent/guardian to discuss and resolve any potential schedule conflicts or transportation issues before confirming enrollment. Class size (usually 12-15) is capped at the instructor's discretion, and maintained by drawing from the wait-list.

3) ATTENDANCE REQUIRMENTS

To graduate, each participant is expected to attend at least 75% of classes. The first four classes are especially critical to participants’ success!

 
 

© 2013 Neighborhood Bike Works. NBW is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Federal EIN 23-3012779, United Way Donor Choice #14084. Official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling 1 (800) 732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.