The Mobile Bike Repair program trains and employs youth to repair bikes for free in under served communities of Milwaukee. We practice what we preach by providing this service via electric cargo bikes that bring tools and supplies directly to community centers like libraries and parks.
Launched in 2014 through a partnership with Layton Boulevard West Neighbors and Bike Fed the program has trained and employed more than 15 high school aged students, several of them returning multiple summers in a row. In that time staff have repaired over 1,800 bikes. Operating in what we term “bike shop deserts” this program offers support to those most in need of a working bike to use for fun or transportation. The Mobile Bike Repair is a key program we are referring to when we say we want to get people of all types on bikes.
Read the 2020 Report here on how many we served and more stories on the impacts of the program.
We prioritizes partnerships with summer Milwaukee Recreation sites located in Clark Square, Layton Boulevard West, Harambe, Riverwest, Lyndsey Heights and other low income communities around Milwaukee in an effort to bring resources to those most in need.
Interested in supporting? Know a youth who may be interested in working this summer? If you have any other questions please send an email to our Mobile Repair Manager.