If you are in real need of a bicycle we will do everything in our power to provide one for you. To enroll in the Earn A Bike Program, please see a Plan B volunteer during Open Shop hours. You will be asked to fill out a form and make a statement of need. Please expect to spend at least 35 hours to build a bike to our specifications and contribute volunteer hours to the project in order to earn the bike. Earn A Bike requires absolute commitment and is not a quick way to get a free bike. If you have the means, please consider purchasing a complete bike or doing partial work trade toward the cost of a bike project that you complete. Doing so makes this resource available to those truly in need. If you feel you qualify for this program, please read on.
Please keep in mind that we will evaluate want versus need and ultimately we will determine which bicycle you build based on availability and appropriateness.
If you don’t have time to build a bike and you have a real need, just talk to us. We can work out some alternate course of action as well, whether it’s donating volunteer time or asking that you help us with a special project. Ultimately, we believe most in providing healthy, sustainable transportation for all individuals.