STORY’s Community Bike Shop teaches upper elementary and middle school-aged boys how to maintain, refurbish and customize bicycles. The program will partner with local, statewide and national organizations to offer cycling activities; participants earn credits for participation, which can be used towards the purchase of a brand-new bike.
Modeled in part after the initiative at Groundwork RVA, our Community Bike Shop helps upper elementary and middle school-aged boys develop bicycle maintenance and customization skills, identify links between cycling and environmental justice, and get connected with statewide and national cycling programs.
Cycling is a natural fit for the interests of the young boys living in the Hopewell communities STORY serves. Our program will engage participants in securing and refurbishing bikes, learning how to perform routine bike maintenance, and applying custom finishes.
In addition, Community Bike Shop participants will partner with local, state and national organizations to get youth involved in cycling activities. Each activity will include a lesson on environmental justice. Participants will earn credits for activities, which can be used towards the purchase of a brand-new bike.
While this program is aimed specifically at serving boys, girls are welcome to participate as well. Enrollment in the Community Bike Shop program will begin in the Fall of 2021.