The number of children riding bicycles declined by more than 20% between 2000 and 2010 (even as the number of children in this country increased by 3%). Gluskin Townley Group, 2011 - The American Bicyclist Study
The costs of purchasing a bicycle was cited as a major obstacle to cycling by 60% of participants in focus groups of African, African American and Hispanic Portland residents. Community Cycling Center, 2012 - Understanding Barriers to Bicycling Project Final Report, July 2012
Less than 2% of Americans cycle daily, and less than 1% achieve 30 minutes of physical activity on any given day.
Pucher, J., et al., 2011 - Walking and cycling in the United States, 2001-2009: Evidence from the National Household Travel Surveys, American Journal of Public Health, Supplement 1, Vol 101, No S1
Availability of a bicycle in a household is the strongest single predictor of bicycling for transportation.
Cervero, et al., 2009 - In Pucher, et. al. 2010 Infrastructure, programs, and policies to increase bicycling: An international review, Preventative Medicine
The Earn-A-Bike Co-op. (EAB)
The San Antonio Earn-A-Bike Co-op (EAB) is a volunteer-driven initiative with a mission to inspire healthy life habits amongst youth and prevent obesity-related diseases.
We accomlish our mission by increasing access to bicycles, promoting safe bike-friendly environments, and empowering with the knowledge to make a lifestyle out of cycling.
The San Antonio Earn-A-Bike Co-op is located at 1023 N. Pine St. in San Antonio, Texas and welcomes anyone who wants to learn about cycling, repairs, maintenance or safe riding.
EAB Ella Austin
1023 N. Pine St.
San Antonio TX 78202
Work on your bike hours
Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 5:00pm-7:00pm
How participants describe the Earn-A-Bike Co-op. experience
Interested in learning how to fix and maintain your bike?
During open shop hours, visit the center and learn to work on your bike. Volunteers will guide you and help as you need. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
Photos by Ricardo Venegas
Cycling Without Age San Antonio
Cycling Without Age aims to reach and improve the lives of elderly people making nursing homes a place of joy and continued mobility. We believe that life can and should be beautiful even if you’re close to a hundred years.
We take elderly people out for a bicycle ride - through the city, to the water and the countryside. We break them free from social isolation. Make them smile. Bring back their memories. And let them be part of society again and thereby renew their appetite for life itself. We give them the right to wind in their hair.
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Open Shop is a free workspace where people can come and work on their bikes. The goal is to provide easy access to maintenance and repair services. Open shop is open Saturdays from 9am-1pm at the Guadalupe St. location - 2619 Guadalupe St. San Antonio TX 78207.
2016 is a year of growth and collaboration for the co-op. We are taking what we learned in 2015, improving our programs and expanding our reach. Following is a list of our key programs for 2016, we want to invite you to participate and become the change we envision for our city.
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“San Antonio Earn-A-Bike Co-Op is one of the most innovative programs in the nation. It is a significant outreach effort to young individuals that fosters a healthy lifestyle.”---Nelson W.Wolff
Hours of operation
EAB Sign Up and Registration form
All participants and volunteers are required to sign up. Please click this link to sing up for the program.
If under 18, your parent or guardian needs to complete the form.
Please download and read the EAB Safety Procedures (Please read)
and SIGN UP HERE