Neighborhood Bike Works
|Location||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Mission Statement||To increase opportunities for urban youth in underserved neighborhoods in greater Philadelphia by offering educational, recreational, and career-building opportunities through bicycling; to also promote cycling as a healthy, affordable, environment-friendly form of transportation.|
Neighborhood Bike Works is a nonprofit educational organization in Philadelphia that seeks to increase opportunities for urban youth in underserved neighborhoods in greater Philadelphia by offering educational, recreational, and career-building opportunities through bicycling; it also promotes cycling as a healthy, affordable, environment-friendly form of transportation. NBW presently operates out of its headquarters located in the Mantua neighborhood of Philadelphia.
Started in 1996 as Youth Cycle & Recycle, a program of The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, Neighborhood Bike Works incorporated as a non-profit in July 1999. It expanded to the Haddington neighborhood in 2002, and opened the North Philadelphia Neighborhood Shop in 2009. The North Philly shop was also its sales and service location, and operates a fully functioning repair shop. In 2010, the South Philadelphia satellite program opened a location on 5th Street between Lombard and South. Historically, it held programming at four Philadelphia sites, a satellite location in Norristown, PA, and in several public schools and community centers.
- Picking Bikes and Bike Anatomy
- Shop Setup and Tool Usage
- Bearing Systems Teacher Training
- Tires and Tubes Teacher Training
From the website:
In addition to community participation and fundraising for our youth programs, we also provide valet bike parking as a means to employ select graduates of our programs. We are often contracted by other groups to do Valet Bike Parking for events that are expected to attract large numbers of cyclists. Frequently, we are able to employ a few youth for credit hours or a small hourly rate and a share of any tips collected.
3943 Lancaster Ave Philadelphia, PA 19104 215-386-0316
c/o Mel's Community Shop 3939 Lancaster Ave Philadelphia, PA 19104 215-386-0316 x121