Bike Walk Wichita hosts regularly-scheduled bicycle repair volunteer opportunities every week. And if you need a bicycle, volunteering at ReCycle is a way to earn one!
This is something older kids, teens or adults can do.
Bike Walk Wichita receives donations of bicycles, parts, or money to help those in the community who need transportation. Often the bikes need repair or cleaning, and these repair sessions are when that is done.
It’s open to all volunteers (eight years old and up) who want to work on bikes, organize parts, or work on other projects to help the cause of increasing bicycling in the community. A diverse group of folks come and volunteer, and all skill levels are welcome. In fact, it can be a great way of learning how to repair bikes while helping others!
Bike Walk Wichita works in partnership with other organizations to donate the bikes to those identified as having a need. And last Christmas, they gave away 150 bikes to kids who would not have otherwise had them.
They also have an Earn-A-Bike program; volunteer 15 hours or more and receive a free bike.
The ReCycle Bike Repair events are on Thursday evenings from 6-8 p.m. and on Fridays and Saturdays from 1-4 p.m. at the Bike Walk Wichita building at 131 S. Laura Street in Wichita.
Be sure to get in touch before showing up so you know for sure they’ll have something for you to do that day.
Free bikes for kids: Bike/Walk Wichita also has an Adopt-A-Bike program for kids. Both adult and child need to be present so they can ensure a good fit. Bikes up to 20″ and helmets/lights are available. See the link above for more info on this program.
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