Our youth program strategy, named the Youth Bike Education and Empowerment Program (YBEEP), engages youth through bicycle mechanics, advocacy, and bike riding to encourage long-term healthy development.  NBW's youth programs are organized into tiers. Youth ages 8-18 can progress from basic bike repair and riding classes through increasingly advanced opportunities that instill confidence, inspire a spirit of adventure, and build skills for future success.


Learn more about our Youth Programs and Employment below:



Entry Level   ages 8-18  

Our entry level offerings are Earn-A-Bike, Ride Club, and Summer Camp. 

Each program is designed to expand the horizons of youth participants in a fun and safe environment. All youth new to Neighborhood Bike Works begin with one of these programs.

Programs: Earn-A-Bike, Ride Club, Summer Camp and Kinetic Sculpture Class

Fill out an application for a program!

 Sign Up Online B OR Download the app


Graduate Level     ages 8-18

These programs keep mechanic skills fresh, build new skills, and deepen relationships. 

All graduate level programs are free.

Programs: Drop In Open Shop, Monthly Group Rides/Events, Cadence Youth Cycling, Youth Council, Youth Bike Summit and Freedom Riders (launching this September)


Advanced       ages 14-18

Our Advanced Level programs are all about leadership skills, advanced training opportunities, and job readiness.

Youth are even able to earn money through some of our Advanced Level programs.

Programs: Leadership & Advanced Mechanics Course, Winter Bike Build and Valet Bike Parking


Job Opportunities     ages 14-18

Gain job experience and earn a paycheck!

Youth have the chance to fill roles such a Assistant Instructor, Mechanic's Apprentice, or get a job placement with local partners.

Programs: Assistant Mechanic, Mechanic's Apprentice and Job Placement with Local Partners.


Sign Up Online BClick the "Sign up" button to download an application for our entry level programs. To enroll in a Graduate or Advanced Level program, get in touch with one of our instructors directly. We'll follow up with you with you (by phone) within 5 business days of when you return this applications to NBW.



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February 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!