Earn-A-Bike (EAB) works with partners to provide a variety of programs to empower San Antonio youth. Our EAB programs teach kids key bicycle skills for safety and maintenance, as well as the importance of maintaining a healthy diet. Students who complete the EAB program are then invited to one of our annual Bike Build events, where with the help of a volunteer, assemble a brand new bike that they've EARNED.
The Earn-A-Bike@School is an incentive based program designed to focus on attendance, coursework, positive behavior, health, and fostering self empowerment. Our curriculum incorporates nutrition, safety, maintenance, and wellness components laced with the common thread of working towards a goal and earning it. The culmination of the program is our Build-A-Bike Event, which is a five-hour long program where students, with the help of a volunteer, assemble their new bike, reinforce what they have learned about safe cycling and learn how to support each other when riding as a group. The event acts as a celebration of the students’ commitment and dedication to improving themselves and concludes in a two-mile group ride. This innovative program takes a holistic approach to wellness by focusing on the areas of education, health, empowerment, and recreation.
Earn-A-Bike @ Summer
Earn-A-Bike@School takes over summer! In an adaptation of our traditional EAB @ School program, the summer program explores nutrition, safety, and bike parts with an integration of hands on learning of bike maintenance. The programs concludes with a bike build event, with the students building their new bikes and receiving their new helmets, lights, and lock.
This program provides San Antonio youth the opportunity to engage in hands-on learning that will earn them a bike they can call their own, while also receiving training in bicycle assembly, maintenance, and safety. During this class, youth learn the basics of bicycle repair, earn community service hours working on bikes, and also get to refurbish a bike for themselves to keep.