The Max Mobile Fix-It
We know that many of the kids who receive bikes from BBP through the Y-POP programs don't always have the means to fix their bikes or get to BBP for Free Kids Fix-It. So, we decided to take our repair station on the road!
From April-October, BBP mechanics & volunteers pedal our Mobile Bike Repair trailer to community centers and schools around Boise. We put the tools in kids' hands and guide them through fixing their bikes. Within just two hours, their bikes are riding as good as new, and they're ready to roll!
If you know of an area in need of mobile fix-it email Aaron at email@example.com
Youth Path of Opportunity Program (Y-POP)
Y-POP is an ongoing educational program at the Boise Bicycle Project that creates a path of opportunity for youth 4-18 years old to experience all of the benefits of bicycling and bicycle repair. The goal of Y-POP is to keep kids from all backgrounds riding, learning, and active in the community.
Trailhead Paths (4-11 years old)
Bikes For Kids / B.A.S.H. (Seasonally, 2ND SAT. 9:00-11:00 AM)
Every month throughout spring and summer, BBP provides 30 free bicycles and helmets to kids ages 4-11. We work with several community partners to identify the children we serve, and if we have spots remaining, we open registration to the general public. Program eligibility is dependent on the height of each child and the pool of bicycles that we have available each month. To receive a free bicycle, kids must complete a 1 hour Kids B.A.S.H. (Bicycle Skills and Safety Hour). Kid’s B.A.S.H.’s are usually held on the 2nd Saturday from April-October. The class features a 30 minute lesson followed by 30 minutes of on-bike exercises.
Participants wishing to receive a free bicycle and helmet must register ahead of time. When registering, we will need your child's height in inches. Parents/guardians must be present during the class.
- September 8, 2018 B.A.S.H - Registration is August 24 - August 31
- October 13, 2018 B.A.S.H. - Registration is September 28 - October 5
Call 208-429-6520 to register. Please note that registration for each B.A.S.H. may fill before the end of the registration period.
Kid’s Fix-it Night (2nd and 4th Tuesdays 6-8pm)
Twice a month, BBP kids bike recipients and qualifying kids may come to the shop (accompanied by an adult) to work hands on with our stellar team of volunteer mechanics to repair/maintain their bicycle free of charge!
If your youth-based organization would like to schedule a night to bring bikes down for help with repairs, contact our Youth Program Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 208-429-6520.
Here’s the schedule for Kids Fix-It - Summer 2018:
June 12 - 6-8pm
June 26 - 6-8pm
July 10 - 6-8pm
July 24 - 6-8pm
August 14 - 6-8pm
August 28 - 6-8pm
Higher Path (12-18 years old)
Youth Work Trade
During Youth Open Shop, youth can build credit for shop time, membership, and used bicycle parts by contributing time to BBP’s other community programs. 1/2 hour = $10 credit
Youth ages 12-18 can earn a FREE bike at the Boise Bicycle Project by a series of bicycle maintenance and safety courses. Youth who already have a bicycle of their own can choose to earn a bike for a friend or family member, or build a bike for one of our monthly give-aways. Each session will cover bicycle maintenance and safety as well as provide a time for youth to wrench on their new bike! Once a YEAB student has completed all the sessions, including a riding skills and safety course, the bike will be theirs to take home! In addition to the Bike, YEAB participants receive lights, a lock, a helmet, and the skills to keep them, and their new bike rolling.
In the Summer, YEAB courses run every other week, Mon-Fri, from 9-11am. Participants must have their own transportation to and from the shop. Email email@example.com to get more information on this Summer's YEAB schedule and program availability!
Christmas Kids Bike Giveaway (Dec), Ages 4-11
Every December, BBP hosts a massive kids bike giveaway for kids 4-11 years old. Kids are referred by local non-profit organizations, schools, social workers, after school programs, and other like-minded organizations. In 2016, BBP donated 354 bikes in one day.
For registration and other Kids Bike Giveaway information, please call 208-429-6520 or email our Youth Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration for the next CKBG will open Fall of 2018.