24 August, 2011

Bicycle Kitchen: Help them win $2500

Help the Bicycle Kitchen win $2500 to buy locks, lights and helmets for their Earn-A-Bike Program!


The Bicycle Kitchen has an Earn-a-Bike Program where participants between 12 - 18 years earn a free bicycle from our donated frames and bikes. We do not have the resources to give them a helmet, lock or light for free. $2500 would allow us to give 30 kids these necessary items for their new ride!


Earn-a-Bike is our youth outreach program where participants between 12 - 18 years “earn” a complete bicycle through instruction and participation. It meets in 8 week sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 – 6pm. The program is run by Cooks (volunteers) who teach the kids bicycle mechanics, the value of earning their bike by participating in keeping the shop organized and of working together. Each session has between 5 - 10 participants. At the end of the session Cooks take EAB-ers on a couple of rides with borrowed helmets. Lights and helmets are legally required in LA and a lock is necessary for security. We would use the funds to purchase these items and give them to EAB grads along with their complete bike.

Vote here, starting at 11:59pm

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