Youth Wrench

Youth Wrench is a summer program for youth 20 years of age or younger, to fix their bike for functional, safe repair. Youth work to repair their own bikes with guidance from our staff mechanics. We provide education, tools, and some used parts for functional bike repair, all free of charge. Currently, our max capacity in our mechanic area is 3 participants at a time. Walk-in options are first come, first served. Youth permission slip must be filled out before youth can participate in this program.

 

The 2022 Program Schedule: 

Fridays, Noon – 5:00pm

June 10, 2022 – August 19, 2022

Portland Gear Hub Bike School, 85 Anderson Street

 

Permission forms should be filled out by parent/guardian for each youth participant.

Youth Permission Form(English)

Youth Permission Form – French

Youth Permission Form – Portuguese

Youth Permission Form – Spanish

Guidelines:

  • Participants must have the Permission Form filled out before they can participate in this program
  • Masks requirements are based on current CDC guidelines
  • We strive to provide a welcoming environment for all
  • A willingness to learn
  • We may not be able to fully complete each project in the time slot allotted

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

My child wants to learn how to fix bikes:

That’s great! During Youth Wrench, staff guides participants through their repair with the goals of education and bike safety in mind. For a more structured learning environment, or if you just want to learn to wrench without the need of repair, our volunteer opportunities are great for engaged, mechanical learning.

My child needs a bike:

For people ages 12+, check out our Bikes for All Mainers program. For people ages 11 and younger, check out our Kids Bike Parties!

My child needs a helmet and lock.

Our retail location on 155 Washington Ave is well stocked with bike accessories and safety gear. We would be happy to assist you through our retail options!

Want to help support this program?

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Thanks to funding and support from:

Martin’s Point Health Care