The Portland Gear Hub hosts 3 one-day events throughout the summer for kids ages 11 and under (or shorter than 5′ / 1.5m) to earn a bike at no cost. At each Kids Bike Party, kids walk through different stations learning about bike safety and helmet fit before earning their newly refurbished bike.
Eligible kids include those whose families are enrolled in our Bikes for All Mainers program (this year or past participants) as well as any family without the economic means to purchase a bike from a local bike shop.
- Sign-up in advance. We have 100 kids bikes available, but spots fill up quickly.
- Adults/Guardians must be present with child in order for child to participate
- If you have a child older than 11, please check out our Bikes for All Mainers program available to ages 12+
- Kids will be fitted to a helmet during the event in order to test out their newly earned bikes!
How does it work?
- Sign-up for each child individually (1 sign-up per child).
- Parent/ guardian must fill out registration.
Help us fund Kids Bike Parties in 2023!
A $30 donation sponsors a kid earning a free bike and helmet this season. In 2022, 112 youth successfully earned a new bike and helmet. Our goal for 2023 is to reach 100 kids again!
Volunteering is another way to support Kids Bike Parties. Volunteers help us build program bikes and help fit kids to the correct bike and helmet during the event.
Kids Bike Party Sign Up
Thank you to everyone who participated in making the Kids Bike Parties a reality!
Check back next spring (2024) for another summer of Kids Bike Party Events & Sign-Ups
Thanks to funding and support from:
Rines Thompson Fund, Martin’s Point Health Care, the Michael T. Goulet Foundation, GPNEMBA, REI, individual donors, and our Volunteers!
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I get a Bike Right Now?
We offer 3 program dates each summer for Kids Bike Parties. If those dates don’t work or if they fill up, we also have refurbished bikes for sale at our retail location,155 Washington Ave. Kids bikes pricing begins at $25. ALL proceeds from our bike sales go directly towards funding our programs.
My Child is older than 11, How do I get Them a Bike?
For anyone ages 12+ (youth and adults), check out our Bikes for All Mainers program!
What should I do if Your Classes are Full?
We have a limited number of spots for people to earn bikes each summer (~100!). Sign-ups are on a first come, first served basis. Once the class is full, we cannot take any more students.