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Empowering Youth

   

Mission: The Community Bicycle Center exists to provide youth enrichment opportunities for personal growth through bicycling-related activities.

Through our research-based programs, youth are building relationships, practicing goal persistence, and developing problem-solving and organizational skills. They receive direct time and attention from caring adults, helping kids construct positive self-perceptions. Youth have the opportunity to develop life skills, attitudes, beliefs and behaviors that will contribute to success in relationships, work/school and in community life. We operate year-round and often six days a week with expanded programming during the summer months to meet the needs of kids during summer vacation.

Core Values & Guiding Principles:

  • Youth asset building through caring, intergenerational relationships
  • Solution focused rather than problem focused program designs
  • Bicycle repair & bicycling as a tool to develop mind, body, and spirit
  • Collaborations and partnerships with community organizations
  • Focus on social, vocational, recreational, physical, and civic development

The Community Bicycle Center is committed to:

  • Welcoming all individuals in its programs and facilities
  • Developing programs that respond to the needs of its participants and community
  • Utilizing employment and volunteer management practices that are free of bias
  • Maintaining a diverse and high-quality staff and volunteer corps
  • Maintaining a physically and emotionally safe environment that is free of acts of discrimination or harassment against any individual     

Thanks to Joe Genender from At Your Service Video Production, LLC for in-kind video production donations

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What kids are saying...

"I'm Riley, I'm 12 years old and I've been coming to the bike shop since I was seven. I've been coming here almost half my life...I think what keeps bringing me back here is all the supportive adults. There's always a volunteer here that helps you with anything you need. I'm close to a lot of people here...I've learned how to be patient, and to wait your turn. I've made bikes, gone on really long rides but, I also learned about friendship."

What parents are saying:

“I know that when they come to the shop they are around good people, which is important for my kids and other kids that I see in my neighborhood. A lot of kids don’t know what “good” is because they don’t see it at home."

 

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100% of proceeds support the Community Bicycle Center's free youth development programs.

 Contributions to the Community Bicycle Center are  deductible as charitable contributions pursuant to Internal Revenue Code section 501(C)3

EIN #: 20-3684834
                                                        Click here to view our 2013 Annual Report.

Mailing: P.O. Box 783, Biddeford ME, 04005 Shop Location: 45 Granite Street in Biddeford GOOGLE MAP

Telephone: 207.282.9700 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.