the Spoke, a youth earn-a-bike program

Do you know a youth aged 12-17 years inclusive who would like to know about bike repair and would benefit from being part of a supportive, community-building program? The Spoke is a free program that fosters relationships between youth and volunteers in a positive working space. The Spoke promotes a sense of ownership in the community, allowing for learning through mistakes and taking pride in wanting to learn. By participating, youth earn a bike, a lock, a light, a bell and a helmet. No previous mechanical knowledge is needed.

  1. Every Wednesday (6-8 pm) for seven weeks. Due to the amount of time it takes to properly rebuild a bicycle in a safe manor, a youth will need to commit to all seven sessions.

  2. Our next session starts September 18, 2019. We’ll be running 4 sessions from fall 2019 to spring 2020.

  3. Where: Bike Edmonton North Community Workshop, 9305-111 Ave NW Edmonton

  4. Cost: $100 deposit paid by cash or cheque. This deposit will be refunded when the youth has attended all 7 sessions (some leeway can be made for illness, but not for vacations or choosing other activities over the Spoke commitment). Please inquire if this deposit is a financial challenge.

  5. Who can take the Spoke? Youth 12-17 years inclusive.

  6. To find out more or to register a youth, please email