The Portland Gear Hub is hosting 3 one-day events throughout the summer for kids ages 3 – 11 to earn bikes at no cost. At each Kids Bike Party, kids will walk through different stations learning about bike safety and helmet fit before earning their newly refurbished bike! The bikes are all single speed bikes with a coaster brake ranging in size from a 12-1/2″ wheel to a 20″ wheel. 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.
How does it work?
- Sign-up in advance. Limited number of bikes available.
- Adult must be present with any child attending and receiving a bike
- Bikes are reserved for those without the economic means to purchase a bike otherwise
- If you have a child older than 11, please check out our Bikes for All Mainers program available to ages 12+
Summer 2021: June 5, 10AM – 1PM ~ July 3, 10AM – 1PM ~ August 7, 10AM – 1PM
Joseph’s Big Ride
The Portland Gear Hub will be partnering with the Indigo Arts Alliance at the 3rd Kids Bike Party to celebrate the Beautiful Blackbird Children’s Festival on August 7th. The first 50 kids who earn a bike will also receive a copy of Joseph’s Big Ride, a children’s book by Terry Farish with illustrations by Ken Daley – all at no cost!
Check out this great article about this book and the festival, in Amjambo Africa: “Tomorrow, Hey”
Thanks to funding and support from:
The Michael T. Goulet Foundation, individual donors, and our Volunteers for helping repair bikes!
Want to Help Support this Program?
Donate or Volunteer!
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I get a Bike Right Now?
If you have the financial means, we hope you would consider taking a look at our refurbished bikes for sale at our retail location,155 Washington Ave. Bikes are reasonably priced and ALL of the proceeds from our bike sales go directly towards funding our programs. Kids bikes pricing begins at $25.
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. Sign-ups are on a first come, first served basis. Once the class is full, we cannot take any more students.