Community Programs Earn-a-Bike

Our Earn-a-Bike program gives students ages 12-17 the chance to fix up and earn a bike they can call their own, while also receiving training in bicycle assembly, maintenance, and safety.

Participation in this after-school program offers students the chance to learn the fundamentals of bicycle maintenance through supervised, hands-on assembly of their very own bike. The program includes road safety instruction in addition to assembly and maintenance education, so graduates are fully prepared to take their newly earned bikes home and operate them safely and responsibly. After completing the course, Earn-a-Bike graduates become eligible to volunteer at future sessions of the program.

All programs are held at our Community Center:

701 E. King Street, Lancaster, PA 17602

We first met Boni when he signed up for our Earn-a-Bike class. Now, Boni is an employee apprentice. He is learning valuable skills while earning a paycheck (and opening his first bank account!).

The Common Wheel Staff

Read Boni's Story »

Program Outcomes

  1. Students get to keep the donated bike they fix up during the course of this program.
  2. In addition bike-specific skills, students are exposed to valuable STEM skills in hands-on applications, giving them insight into potential future career options.
  3. Finally, students build character. They gain confidence, feel a sense of accomplishment, and have satisfaction of knowing they are self-sufficient and independent.
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Support This Program

This program wouldn’t be possible without generous donations from people in our community, people like you. Have a bike you don’t use anymore? Want to help others adopt biking in their everyday lives? Spread the love and donate today!

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All donations are tax deductible.

Bike Shop

324 N. Queen Street, Lancaster, PA 17603

Tuesday - Friday 11AM-7PM
Saturday 9AM-4PM
1st & 3rd Friday



Closed Sun & Mon


Community Center

701 E. King Street, Lancaster, PA 17602

Tuesday 2PM-6PM
Wednesday Programs Only
Thursday 2PM-6PM
Saturday 11AM-3PM

Closed Sun, Mon & Fri

© Copyright 2018, The Common Wheel

The Common Wheel is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization. We rely on the generosity of the community we serve to better the community as a whole through the power of bikes. Any and all donations that directly support our mission are tax deductible, and we can always provide you with the correct documentation.

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