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Neighborhood Bike Works

Neighborhood Bike Works
Website http://www.neighborhoodbikeworks.org
Contact info@neighborhoodbikeworks.org
Founded 1999
Location Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Language
Services Offered
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.

History

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.

Teaching Resources

Bike Valet

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. "

Contact Info

Headquarters

3943 Lancaster Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-386-0316

Bike Church

About

Bike Church is a program at Neighborhood Bike Works.

During Bike Church Hours Adults have the opportunity to use repair stands and tools to fix their own bikes for free.

See Also: Bike Church

Contact

c/o Mel's Community Shop
3939 Lancaster Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-386-0316 x121
http://www.neighborhoodbikeworks.org/programs/adult-repair-co-op/ 
info@neighborhoodbikeworks.org

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