Our Mobile Repair Program has 2 goals.
1. Provide skill training and jobs for High School students in Milwaukee and Madison.
2. Bring bike mechanic services to under-served communities.
And we do all that BY CARGO BIKE!
Find out more about the staff and program below and help us match a recent $5000 donation!
This summer The Bike Fed expanded the Mobile Repair program into Madison, led by former Milwaukee Lead Mechanic staff, Pepe.
This program not only impacts those who receive the mechanic services by getting them back on their bikes, but helps build soft skills and job training for youth who can see immediate benefits to their learning and work.
“I learned how to work with others better, I am kind of anti-social” – Sunnie
“I learned how to have patience with customer and help them understand more about bikes” – Alaysia
“I have improved in my communication and ask more questions when I don’t understand something” – John
“It is a great asset to the community and it is helpful to both parties; the one who is offering, and the other benefits in bike knowledge.” – Jean
“I’ve learned how to be to work on time, clean up after you’re done, and have responsibility this summer” – Alaysia
Recently we received a donation in the amount of $5000 from the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region Inc. To help make this donation go further in providing more youth jobs and more hours spent in the community servicing bikes we are asking for your help to match that amount.
HELP US RAISE THE MATCH AMOUNT!
CLICK HERE TO MAKE A DONATION: Once you fill in contact and payment info please click the “this donation is on behalf of someone” and type Mobile Repair
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Come find the crews at the final Summer sites in Milwaukee before the youth staff go back to school!
NORTH Mon 10-2:30, Tue-Thu 11-4:30
7/30-8/2 COA Riverwest: 909 E. Garfield Ave.
8/6-8/9 Garden Park: 905 E. Locust Ave.
SOUTH Mon-Thu 11-4:30pm
7/30-8/2 Trowbridge Square: 1530 S. 38th St.
And as always come visit us at the Wisconsin Bicycling Hall of Fame Bike Shop inside Velobahn Coffee 3618 W. Pierce St. to check out our used bikes sales and service options!