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Youth Programs

Our programs engage youth in life skills experiences through the following program activities that span accessibility to safe bikes, bicycle riding safety, and community service projects. We operate year-round with expanded programming during the summer months.

Click any program name for more information.

Earn-a-Bike

Every weekday afternoon from 2-5 p.m. (except Wednesdays in July and August), our educational bike shop is open for youth to learn bicycle repair and maintenance skills while working on a bike for themselves, a friend, a family member, or one of our many community outreach projects.  Kids just drop in.

Bike Rides

During the July and August, the CBC leads three co-ed rides ranging from five to 25 miles round trip. Youth cyclists learn teamwork (especially on our tandem bikes) while exploring Biddeford and surrounding communities by bicycle.  The CBC provides bikes for kids to use.

Bike Monkeys

This formal bike repair program joins adults with kids 10-18 years old to learn bicycle repair skills.  Youth involved develop a clearer sense of their goals and know they have adults committed to their success. Program requires registration and typically runs eight Wednesdays nights from March through April.

Bike Doctor

Through our highly visible, pedal-powered mobile bike repair station, older youth are able to teach younger kids how to repair their bicycles in the neighborhoods where they live.  Check our schedule for program times April through October.  Check Facebook and Twitter for when Bike Doctor will be in your neighborhood.

kids-bike-facctory-logo-transBike Factory

This program engages older youth (14-18) and volunteers with the challenge of building a company, managed by kids, to refurbish and sell used bikes. The program exposes older youth to real world business processes while learning job readiness skills.

Art / Tinkering Lab

Youth explore self-expression while creatively recycling bicycle parts into works of art and other functional creations.  The Tinkering Lab is looking for a volunteer instructor. Could it be you or someone you know? Email Andrew for more information.

Charity Cycling Team

Over the past 15 years, members of your youth/adult cycling team have trained, fund-raised (over $247,000) and cycled in the 180-mile, three day Trek Across Maine for the American Lung Association of the Northeast.  In 2015, the team morphed from being a CBC program to a CBC sponsored team.