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. (2ND SAT. 10-11:30 AM)
BBP provides free bicycles and helmets for kids 4-11 years old. 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.
The class is open to anyone, but participants wishing to receive 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.
- April 8th B.A.S.H - Registration is March 29th-April 5th
- April 29th B.A.S.H - Registration is April 19th-April 26th
- May 13th B.A.S.H - Registration is May 3rd-May 10th
- June 10th B.A.S.H - Registration is May 31st-June 7th
- July 8th B.A.S.H - Registration is June 28th-July 5th
- August 12th B.A.S.H - Registration is August 2nd-August 9th
- September 9th B.A.S.H - Registration is August 30th-September 6th
- October 14th B.A.S.H - Registration is October 4th-October 11th
Call 208-429-6520 to register.
Kid’s Fix-it Night (3RD THUR. 6-8PM)
On the 3rd Thursday of every month, past BBP kids bike recipients and qualifying kids may come to the shop (accompanied by an adult) to work hands on with an amazing volunteer mechanic to repair/maintain their bicycle for free.
If your kids-based organization wants to schedule a night to bring bikes down for free and fun help with repairs, contact Adam at email@example.com or call 208-429-6520.
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 attending six, two hour sessions. 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 six sessions the bike will be theirs to take home! In addition to the Bike, YEAB participants receive a lock, helmet, and skills to keep them and their rad bike rolling.
YEAB classes will run on Wednesdays 430-630PM and Saturdays 11AM-1PM beginning in March. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get registered!
Youth seeking to gain professional mechanic skills and experience may choose to dedicate their hours toward earning a mechanic certificate from the Boise Bicycle Project to help with future job hunting. 40 hours of dedicated time and the completion of BBP’s Ready to Ride Checklist will earn participants a Mechanic Apprenticeship Certificate.
Program participants and legal guardians are encouraged to attend an introductory orientation on program expectations. Email Adam at email@example.com for more information on orientations.
The Max Mobile Repair
If you knows of an area in need of mobile fix-it email Adam at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Adam at email@example.com.