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Oakland’s Free “Earn-A-Bike” Program is Restarting

Oakland youth learn to fix bikes and take one home to keep in The Crucible’s “Earn-A-Bike” program
By - posted 2/9/2021 No Comment

The Crucible in Oakland is restarting their Earn-A-Bike Program this February 16, as a newly designed 4-week program, running Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3-6pm. The Crucible’s Bike Shop has been operating with new health and safety policies in place, successfully running multiple Bike Fix-A-Thons and Bike Maintenance classes for our local community.

During Earn-A-Bike, they will open up their Bike Shop for young folks ages 10-18, who are interested in learning the basics of bike mechanics and bike repair.

Know any youth who’d like to participate? There’s five spots available in this free program and are prioritizing Oakland youth and applicants with economic need. Apply here.

The Earn-A-Bike Program provides Oakland youth with hands-on experience in welding and bike mechanics. In this drop-in program, youth work with volunteer bike mechanics to fix donated bikes, repairing two bikes and keeping one. The other bike is sold to raise money to support the Bike Program.

Do you know an OUSD teacher who can nominate one of their students to participate in this program? Do you know a young person who wants to rebuild a bike from the ground up? Encourage them to apply using the scholarship form.

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