How do we make bicycles accessible to all individuals? At The Pedal Factory, you can earn a bike, used parts and more.
EARN A BIKE: The Earn a Bike program is the heart of our organization. We began by offering any individual the opportunity to receive a bike at no cost in exchange for volunteer service. While there have been some modifications along the way, Earn a Bike is still the main way we make bikes accessible.
ANY INDIVIDUAL IS ELIGIBLE TO EARN A BIKE!
ADULTS (13 AND OVER) - Read over the EARN A BIKE REQUIREMENTS. Once each task on the list is complete, you have the option of choosing a refurbished bike ($100 value) or working with our volunteers and staff to repair a bike in our inventory. In addition, you'll receive a helmet, lock and light set. For anyone who desires "extras" such as a more valuable bike, accessories or more, you may complete hourly volunteer service ($3 of shop credit/hour of service) OR pay the difference.
YOUTH (UNDER 13) - Complete the YOUTH EARN A BIKE REQUIREMENTS and receive a bicycle, helmet, lock and lights.
EARN SHOP CREDIT: Any volunteer service with The Pedal Factory may be exchanged for used parts and accessories. One hour of volunteer service gives you $3 of shop credit. Most of our used parts average $1-$5.
ALL VOLUNTEERS AND EARN A BIKE CANDIDATES MUST COMPLETE A WAIVER PRIOR TO SERVICE.