Community Programs Earn-a-Bike

Our Earn-a-Bike program gives students ages 11-21 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

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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Midpenn Bank

Midpenn Bank believes that Earn-a-Bike can change a kid’s life. Thank you for supporting Earn-a-Bike through the EITC program.


UGI believes that STEM can change lives. Thank you for supporting Earn-a-Bike through the EITC program.


PPL knows that electricity is powered by STEM, and that is why they support Earn-a-Bike through the EITC tax program.


Brewing beer is a scientific process. That is why Troegs supports Earn-a-Bike through the EITC tax program.

Bike Community Center & Shop

324 N. Queen Street, Lancaster, PA 17603
717-461-3386 x1

Tuesday 10 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday 10 AM - 6 PM
Thursday 10 AM - 6 PM
Friday 10 AM - 6 PM
Saturday 11 PM - 5 PM



Bicycle Co-Op & Donation Center

701 E. King Street, Lancaster, PA 17602
717-461-3386 x2


Tuesday 12 PM - 4 PM
Thursday 12 PM - 4 PM
Friday 12 PM - 6 PM
Saturday 12 PM - 4 PM



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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.