Earn-A-Bike (EAB) Builds a Greener and more Bike-Friendly Boulder.
The Earn-A-Bike program has gotten over 1,500 low-income friends and neighbors on bikes since 2006! We seek to create equitable access to bicycles throughout our community.
Who is eligible?
Earn-A-Bike is for low-income participants who are 16 and older and who do not own a well-functioning bike.
Income Criteria: Single | $22,500 or less ~ 2-person family | $28,600 or less ~ 3-person family | $34,700 or less
If you do not meet the income criteria, please consider purchasing one of our affordable, refurbished bikes.
- Your own bicycle! a Community Cycles yellow city bike: Dynamo lighting, Solar rear light, Foam ‘neverflat’ tires, Front basket, Dropper seat post, & Anti-theft hardware (must be picked up within 30 days of completing requirements)
- Instruction in basic bike mechanics
- 1-year membership, including unlimited shop use, discounts, and more!
Program fee: $20 (nonrefundable)
Fee waivers are considered for people currently receiving services from Boulder’s social service organizations, such as the Homeless Shelter, Safehouse, Boulder Housing Partners, and others.
How long does it take?
You have 30 Days to complete the program! You can do it! Many participants do it in a few weeks. Seriously it’s only 10 hours of your time, total.
Fill out the Earn-A-Bike application.
How Does It Work?
Earn-A-Bike works in three steps:
Volunteer two shifts at Community Cycles for a total of 6 hours.
Take the Fix-A-Flat clinic and EAB Mechanics 101 course (included in your Earn-A-Bike fee). These classes are being taught on alternating Monday evenings @ 6:30pm
After finishing your hours, we will outfit you with a Yellow Community Cycles City bike, a new lock, a new helmet and a one-year Community Cycles membership.
The workshops and volunteer shifts may be completed in any order.
A graduate says:
“I have benefited enormously from this program! I could not afford a bicycle, and I was not very knowledgeable about them.”
“I have saved a lot of money on fuel, and I use my car so little. I enjoy the health benefits of bicycling, and I also get to see and interact with my neighborhood.”