235 N. Madison Street | Allentown, PA 18102 | 610.434.1140
home page photo credit: Sasha Phyars-Burgess
Community Bike Works made our national TV debut in the fall of 2012, when the organization and founder Stefan Goslawski were featured on an episode of Great American Heroes.
The show follows country star Trace Adkins on his nationwide tour as he takes time away from the stage to celebrate folks he visits who "are doing extraordinary things."
provides youth living in at-risk situations with meaningful work-ethic alternatives. We use bicycles, peer role models and adult mentors to develop and nurture relationships and to engage youth and, once engaged, influence their behavior and their outlook about school and life.
Community Bike Works teaches life lessons through bicycles to the young people of Allentown and the Lehigh Valley who could benefit most. We serve 500 students each year in our Earn a Bike and Junior Earn a Bike programs, which are offered at our Allentown and East Allentown bike shop, at schools in the Allentown and Bethlehem school districts, and at the Orefield campus of KidsPeace.
In Earn a Bike, students learn bike mechanics and safety while practicing reading, writing, teamwork and work ethic skills. And of course, at the end of class, they earn their refurbished bicycle and a new helmet!
Other programs include Earn a Book, Afternoon Drop-in, and Youth Leadership. We also offer a range of cycling programs, including recreational rides, road riding, track cycling, and mountain biking.
The capstone of a student's experience is our Youth Apprentice program, in which students who have served as youth volunteers earn their first paycheck as members of the Community Bike Works staff.
Once engaged in Earn a Bike, students may participate in our full range of programs until they turn 18. All of our programs are offered at no cost to families.
ANNUAL REPORTS. See our Gratitude Report for a full review of our most recent year.
SOCIAL MEDIA. Following our Facebook page is the best way to keep up to date on the programs we offer and our student successes.
20 YEARS OF EARN A BIKE. In the spring of 2016, Community Bike Works celebrated 20 years of Earn a Bike. With your help, we raised a net $49,000 to support our youth leadership programming.