The Earn-a-Bike program (Bike Club) uses the bike as a tool to develop leadership and teamwork skills, as well as bike mechanic capabilities, in youth grades 7-12. Each week participants come to program where they receive a healthy snack, play games and discuss the daily lessons in both character (community, leadership, self-esteem) and bike mechanics (fixing a tire, gear adjustments, chains, brakes etc). They have the opportunity to use tools and disassemble and reassemble bikes every week.
In Bike Club youth:
Build leadership and life skills, gain confidence and connection.
Use tools and learn about bikes and bike mechanics
Take part in active games, bike rides and have fun
Eat healthy snacks
Earn a bike, lock and helmet of their own
For many of our participants, this is the only way they can afford to get a bike.
More than just a toy, these bikes are helping our youth get to school, to part-time jobs or to other after school activities as well as keeping them physically active. Our program builds confidence and teaches life-long skills in a safe, encouraging and hands-on learning environment. Young people also have the opportunity to connect with positive adult mentors who provide guidance and support during the program.
Our program is designed and delivered with social-emotional learning and SAFE concepts in mind. We are intentional about our programming and ensure that the youth receive a high quality program that is sequenced, active, focused and explicit.
A big THANK YOU to our 2018-2019 partners!
St. Monica School, Peter Lougheed School, Foothills Academy, Judith Umbach Public Library, Spruce Cliff Community Center, AAFS, St. Stephen School, Awo Taan Healing Lodge, Louis Riel School, Our Lady of Grace School, Nelson Mandela High School, St. Joseph School, Falconridge Club (Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary)
Beltline Bike Club
Please note: Beltline Bike Club is currently paused due to COVID-19.
Our Beltline Bike Club happens every week on Thursday 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. from end of September – end of May. Youth learn about bike mechanic skills, build their own bike throughout the year, partake in community engagement projects and go on bike rides.
This FREE program is offered to youth (Grades 10-12) and is offered at the Two Wheel View Workshop at #101 1725 10th Ave SW, Calgary.
To register, please contact us at email@example.com
Host a Bike Club
Earn-a-Bike is growing yearly with requests from organizations and individuals to bring us to their community. Two Wheel View recognizes the need and desire to have Earn-a-Bike in many more communities in Calgary. We are excited to offer many more young Calgarians the opportunity to build community, sense of self, resiliency and life skills while they connect with their environment through their participation in the Earn-a-Bike program.
Does your school, leisure centre or library want to host a bike club? Contact Us.
"I learned how to contribute to my community. I learned how to fix my own bike and how to be confident in
front of others."