Neighborhood Bike Works
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It seeks to Neighborhood Bike Works increase educational opportunities for urban youth through bicycling. Located at Saint Mary s Church (40th and Locust Walk), on the University of Pennsylvania campus, NBW started in UCI Mountain Bike World Cup 1996 as Youth Cycle & Recycle, a program of The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia. Established in 1999, the Neighborhood Bike Works is a Neighborhood Bike Works nonprofit educational organization in West Philadelphia.
Many past participants have remained involved, improving their skills while earning credits used to buy parts and accessories. Students complete a 7-week basic bicycle repair class, fixing up used bikes donated by the community.
This provides a positive activity for Neighborhood Bike Works young people and introduces them to cycling. It became a separate non-profit in July 1999. NBW s shop in the Haddington neighborhood at 60th and Vine opened in 2002. Since 1996 NBW has offered Earn-a-Bike classes on bike repair and bike safety after school, on weekends, and in the summer.
Since its inception, NBW has taught hundreds of children of all ages the keys to proper bicycle maintenance and safety. NBW also operates as a community bicycle co-op that offers local residents the opportunity to repair their own bikes without charge, adult bicycle repair classes, and a youth cycling team. For its unique approach to community development, Neighborhood Bike Works has garnered press coverage in The New York Times, CBS News, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Metro Philadelphia, Philadelphia City Paper, The Daily Pennsylvanian, Comcast Network, and a number of smaller local news sources. Money Matters Today, a production of The Comcast Network (CN8) recently profiled NBW. Below is a selection of recent media coverage. Coordinates: 39Â°57â€²09â€³N 75Â°12â€²07â€³Wï»¿ / ï»¿39.9524Â°N 75.2019Â°Wï»¿ / 39.9524; -75.2019 .