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Circle Cycle is carrying out its pilot Earn-A-Bike program this Spring semester and is searching for volunteers in the community! Circle Cycle aims to reduce bike waste and increase mobility within the local community by introducing a bike repair youth entrepreneurial program that allows each middle-school or high-school participant to earn a bike of their own while gaining crucial soft skills along the way.
In order for us to carry out this program, we are in need of both technical and general volunteers! We are looking for technical volunteers with bike repair experience to help instruct the students on fixing up the bike, and we are looking for general volunteers who will work with students 1-on-1 to help them think through the problems, prompt them to ask questions actively and fix up the bike.
We have partnered up with The Bike Project, Don Moyer Boys and Girls Club, and C-U Safe Routes to School to secure inputs for the pilot program we are planning this semester. The pilot program will engage 6 to 8 youth participants who are either middle school or high school students, and it has three major components:
Build-a-Bike lessons with the objectives of letting each youth participant fix up the used bike they pick out (hosted at The Bike Project)
Bike Rodeo and Safety Lesson supported by Safe Routes to School
On-street bike ride for the students to practice cycling safely
Our program will span 6 to 8 weeks and have weekly 1.5 to 2 hour lessons. If you or someone you know is interested, please fill out the volunteer interest form here: https://tinyurl.com/y6ty7j43. This form is non-binding and it is used for us to gauge your interests and gather your contact information.