KIDS RIDING BIKES

STEM EDUCATION

EXPLOREINDY

Kids Building Bikes is an after-school initiative that is conducted at schools in a custom-built goose neck trailer outfitted as a mobile bikes shop. Our Kids Riding Bikes program is the spark that gets kids excited about the bike again. Kids Building Bikes is how we are getting bikes into their hands, and it serves as the next step for students on their journey with Nine13sports. This program is designed to get bikes into the hands of underserved youth as we help build a more sustainable, responsible, and inclusive cycling community for generations to come.

Structured as an Earn A Bike program and serving students in grades 4-8, this 4 week program includes 8 class sessions covering bicycle maintenance, rider safety skills, and rules of the road. During these class sessions many students are working with tools for the very first time and are introduced to STEM principles in a way they have not experienced before – lessons that may become an important part of the student’s career path in the future.

The focus on mechanical competence provides each student the skills to maintain their new bicycle after the completion of the course.  This newly acquired self-sufficiency ensures they will be able to utilize their bike for years to come as a way of staying physically and mentally healthy as they explore their community, ride to school and commute to their workplace. 

The focus on mechanical competence provides each student the skills to maintain their new bicycle after the completion of the course.  This newly acquired self-sufficiency ensures they will be able to utilize their bike for years to come as a way of staying physically and mentally healthy as they explore their community, ride to school and commute to their workplace. 

By successfully completing the entirety of the program the students earn their very own brand-new bicycle, helmet and lock.