The Bicycle Coalition of Maine is partnering with the Maine Discovery Museum for this new earn-a-bike program, which is taking place in multiple locations in the Greater Bangor Region (click here for location info)! Students of the program will learn basic bike mechanic skills and traffic safety skills for riding on the road. At the end of the FREE program, graduates will receive a fully refurbished bicycle and a new helmet, lock, safety lights, and an at-home repair kit.
Program participants will learn about:
Students will learn basic bike maintenance skills, such as the ABC Quick Check and how to fix a flat tire. They’ll learn how to properly inflate their tires, lock their bicycles, use their home tool kit, and will be empowered to make repairs on their own.
Students learn the rules of the road so they can stay safe while riding. They learn proper hand signals, how to be visible and predictable, how to take the lane for a turn, and how to manage a variety of road scenarios, such as a busy intersection.
Biking for Transportation & Joy
For many program participants, their new bicycles will be their main form of transportation. Their new bicycles will also become a source of recreation and fun!
Bangor: Multiple summer dates available at the Maine Discovery Museum (74 Main Street) and Boys & Girls Club of Bangor (26 Downeast Circle).
Lincoln: Visit our open-shop during the Loon Festival on Friday, July 22 from 12 – 3 p.m. @ The Warehouse (9 School Street). Regular open-shop hours to follow.
Stay tuned, as other locations are in the works, including Machias/Cherryfield and Rockland!
For additional info regarding locations or anything else, email email@example.com or call (207) 200-6177.