Bikes For All Mainers

Stay tuned for a new application and a new schedule for Bikes for All Mainers in 2018. Congratulations to all of the graduates from 2017!

The program is open to anyone 18 or older who is interested in completing the following program requirements:

  • Attend and pass a bicycle skill test to demonstrate ability to ride a bicycle before the program begins. You must be able to safely ride a bicycle to participate. 
  • Attend 2 Bikes for All Mainers Mechanic courses
  • Attend 2 Bikes for All Mainers Traffic Skill courses

All program requirements should be completed in a one-month period.

  • Classes take place on 4 Saturdays each month from 9 AM – 12 PM at the Bike School

Failure to complete ALL requirements within a timely manner will result in participant being dropped from the program and needing to re-apply.

Participants who complete the program will earn:

  • A fully functional refurbished bicycle
  • Helmet, lock, lights, and saddle bag filled with tools and accessories
  • Training on maintaining a bicycle, safe bicycle riding practices, and using accessories

The program will run for 6 months starting in May and aims to graduate 24 people in 2017. We strongly encourage all persons who do not have other means of transportation to participate. Applicants will be chosen based on application date, availability, and willingness to commit to the program.


Printable Bikes for All Mainers Application (English pdf)


Provided by the Portland Gear Hub and the Bicycle Coalition of Maine

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