Youth: “Earn-a-Bike” Repair Classes June 18 – 28

Participants keep the bicycle they worked on

Ride around on your own new (or as good as new) bicycle this summer for free!  How does that sound?

Under a partnership between Neighborhood Bike Works and Bartram’s Garden, a team of young people will receive intensive instruction on how to repair and maintain a bicycle.  Weekday afternoons from Monday, June 17 to Friday, June 28 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. the youth will learn how gears and brakes, sprockets and wheels come together to make safe, efficient transportation on our Southwest streets and trails.  

And at the end of the course, they get to keep the bike they have been working on!

The classes will be held at Bartram’s Garden, 5400 Lindbergh Blvd. Bartram’s is easily reached via SEPTA Trolley #36 which stops right outside the Garden’s entrance near Harley Avenue.

The rapid expansion of bike trails in Southeastern Pennsylvania and the expectation that the Bartram Mile will connect with the Schuylkill River Trail in the not too distant future will present opportunities to explore many beautiful and interesting locations.

Interested families can apply Online at:

For more information or to enroll, email or phone 215-386-0316 ext. 117

Information and photos for this article were graciously provided by Lula Defesha, program director at Neighborhood Bike Works.

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