El Barrio Bike Fix (EBBF), our weekly, after school, learn-to-wrench program, had a great start last fall and again this fall so we’re excited to bring it back to Eastern Elementary this winter.
A mobile/pedal powered “maker space” of sorts, EBBF allows Traverse City elementary students to get their hands dirty, turn wrenches and learn basic bike repair and maintenance skills from our professional bike mechanics.
From changing a flat to adjusting brakes to dialing in shifting, EBBF aims to empower youth to take care of their own bicycles to promote self-assurance, confidence, creativity and lifelong bike independence.
Thanks to a Safe Routes To School grant, this program is both awesome and FREE!
If you are a 4th or 5th grader at Eastern, you can sign up HERE.
EBBF starts January 26th and runs for 4 weeks.
Read Quinn’s EBBF@GlennLoomis story HERE.
Norte! is always looking for knowledgeable, energetic, quality adults to help teach/empower/inspire. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to get involved with El Barrio Bike Fix.