Youth Wrench

Youth Wrench is a 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, two students at a time can sign-up per 45 minute time slot.

Fridays, June 18 – August 27, 2021

Portland Gear Hub Bike School, 85 Anderson Street

How to Sign Up:
1. Youth Permission Form(English) filled out for each youth participant by parent/guardian

2. Sign-Up online for a 45 minute time slot

 

Guidelines:

  • Participants must have the Permission Form filled out before they can participate in this program
  • Masks are required for participants
  • We strive to provide a welcoming environment for all
  • A willingness to learn
  • Arrive on time to use the full 45 min. of wrenching time
  • 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.

Do you have bike repair classes for youth?

Look for upcoming opportunities in the fall of 2021 and spring 2022

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?

DONATE TODAY!

Thanks to funding and support from:

Martin’s Point Health Care