Earn-a-Bike is a hands-on, bicycle-based, eight-week training program which introduces Hartford youth to the world of bicycles. Young people aged 13-19 earn their bicycle by learning about maintenance, Hartford’s bike history, bicycle science, and safety skills. Participants leave the program with a bicycle that they have tuned up and customized themselves.

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Bicycles for Job Access

BiCi Co. works with Hartford transition programs, local shelters, and the Center for Latino Progress’ job training programs to identify those who would benefit from using a bicycle to get to work.  Many recipients then return to BiCi Co. and volunteer on their own time.  Participants are referred by their program (using a simple form) and chip in $20, which may be sponsored by their referring organization.  They receive an up-cycled bicycle, a secure lock, bicycle lights, and a helmet.

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The BikeLIFE! This yearly Hartford Festival for youth ages 8-19 is broken into two parts: 5 – 2hr Bicycle Safety Courses held throughout the week of Hartford Public School’s April break and one grand celebration festival on the final weekend of April break.

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BiCi Co. provides an ideal venue for Center for Latino Progress interns to conduct service learning projects and make a difference.  Internships at BiCi Co. focus on building skills and employment readiness for participants.

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In addition to informal learning and skill-sharing during DIY Member hours, BiCi Co. holds seminars and courses in bicycle safety and maintenance. Learn from experts and become an ambassador for Hartford’s growing active transportation community.

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DIY Bicycle Repair Hours

Do-It-Yourself repair and tune up your bicycle, shadow a mechanic or practice repairs on used bicycles in our full-service shop. Chat with expert bicycle mechanics and commuters. Share your skills and teach others what you know. Purchase bicycle parts — used and new — to complete your projects.

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