Phoenix Bikes

EIN: 20-8842260

Mission Statement

Harnessing the power of bikes to help youth build passion, purpose, and a place in the community.

Program Summary

Phoenix Bikes is an Arlington nonprofit that uniquely combines youth education programs with a full service bike shop. We reach 300-400 6th-12th graders annually through our free afterschool and summer programs, including:

Earn-a-Bike: Students participate in hands-on instruction that teaches them to repair bikes, refurbish bikes for community members in need, and fix up a bike to keep for themselves. Through this experience, students grow critical thinking skills, challenge themselves to work hard, and develop a genuine passion for cycling.
Rides & Races: Students learn safe riding and signaling and stay active through weekly Saturday group rides. Overnight trips introduce them to camping, longer-distance riding, and gear. Through our race team, students learn teamwork, discipline, and competitive cycling.
Workforce Development: Students build career skills and valuable business experience through our Advanced Mechanics class and paid internship program. While working in our paid internship program, students will interact with customers, work on bikes, organize and record inventory, become familiar with our retail sales system, and more.

What ways can the public get involved?

You can support Phoenix Bikes by donating a bike or bike parts, attending our community events, volunteering in our bike shop or with our youth, or making a donation to help keep our programs free to our youth. Visit our website to learn more!

How are charitable dollars spent? Where does my donation go?

Your donations provide life-changing experiences, practical skills, and self-confidence to local 6th-12th grade students through bike mechanics classes, riding and racing opportunities, and community outreach programs.

Information provided January 2024