Earn-A-Bike is our popular flagship program. Over the course of 8 weeks, youth refurbish a donated bicycle, learning the basics of bike repair and maintenance, safe urban riding, health, and nutrition. Through class participation and program completion, each student earns their bike as well as credit towards additional bikes, accessories, and replacement parts, redeemable during our Drop-In program - one of many free programs available to Earn-A-Bike graduates.


Earn-A-Bike is free to all participants.  All costs are covered by Neighborhood Bike Works and partner organizations.

Program Schedule:

We are offering two Earn-A-Bike classes this winter.

Earn-A-Bike (Ages 8-18): January 5 - February 23. Class meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:00 - 6:00 PM.

Earn-A-Bike (Ages 8-18): February 28 - April 20. Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 - 6:00 PM. 


How to Sign Up:

1) Fill out an application!

Parents: 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 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.

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2) Enrollment Confirmation

An NBW instructor 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 Requirements

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

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Adult Repair Class

Learn how to maintain and repair your bike in our shop! This is a 4 week hands-on class.


Watch the Video

This quick video captures the NBW spirit and character. Take a look to learn more about our youth programs and hear directly from several youth participants.


Youth Job Boards & Resources 

We've created a resource for youth to find jobs, internships, and other personal development opportunities. Click the link above!