For a More Equitable Boulder.
Since 2006, the Earn-A-Bike program has helped get more than 3,000 of our low-income friends and neighbors on bikes!
We think everyone in Boulder should have access to all the benefits and goodness of bicycling: for health, for clean air, for sustainability, and for affordable and equitable access to transportation.
The power of the bicycle to create change
How to Sign Up
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.
How It Works:
Our Earn a Bike program has changed due to COVID-19. There are no workshops or volunteer opportunities at this time.
You will register through the link below.
A safe and reliable bike will be chosen for you based on your height. Expect a beach cruiser type of bike. Typically with one gear and pneumatic tires.
You will receive a membership, lock, helmet, and light if available. We currently do have a waiting list for bicycles.
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.
Fill out the Earn-A-Bike application.
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.”