The Milwaukee 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 cargo bikes that bring tools and supplies directly to community centers like libraries and parks.
Milwaukee MBR Basics
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. Mobile Bike Repair is a key program we are referring to when we say we want to get people of all types on bikes.
We prioritize partnerships with summer Milwaukee Recreation sites located in Clarke Square, Layton Boulevard West, Harambee, Lindsay Heights, and other low income communities around Milwaukee in an effort to bring resources to those most in need.
Thanks for a wonderful 2022! Review the program report and stay tuned for info on 2023!
Support our programming by hiring the Mobile Bike Repair team to host clinics and workshops for your tenants, employees, or team members.
Used Bikes for Sale
Buy a used bike in Milwaukee and help us fund our free repair program!
PEAK at Tiefenthaler Park
A permanent Saris repair stand has been installed outside the main building of PEAK Initiative at Tiefenthaler Park. Bike Fed partners with PEAK to staff the station with a paid youth mechanic in the summer, offering a home base for repairing bikes for free and offering education opportunities.
Apply for a Job
Applications for 2023 summer youth positions are now open and are expected to close by April 30, 2023!
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.