Earn-a-bike Program

The Earn-a-Bike program encourages people interested in learning bike mechanics to donate 25 hours of service to The ReCyclery in exchange for gaining valuable skills and the opportunity to build their own bicycle. Those 12 and under need an adult with them to participate in the program

The Specs:

25 volunteer hours on Thursdays, Fridays or Saturdays

A dependable bike and the knowledge, skills, and resources to maintain it are earned upon completion of the Program

    Examples of Tasks and duties:

    • Organizing used parts
    • Cleaning
    • Disassembling used bikes
    • Basic bike maintenance (after training – no prior experience necessary)
    • Refurbishing Bikes
    • Minor building, maintenance, organization
    • Miscellaneous tasks
    • Administrative tasks


      1. Volunteers must complete the 25 hours before they start building their own bike
      2. The bike is built with all used parts with the exception of cables/housing, tubes, brake pads and a chain (if a replacement is needed). 
      3. If new parts are needed or preferred, a 25% discount will be applied to new essentials (ie: derailers, tires, grips) of your choice.
      4. If the bike or the hours are not completed within 6 months, the process will start over.
      5. Only one bike per person, per year, per 25 hours of volunteer service.


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