Bikes for All Mainers is a free educational program offering youth (ages 12+), adults, and families an opportunity to earn a bicycle and build skills in basic bike maintenance and traffic awareness. This program is specifically designed to provide a bicycle as a means of affordable transportation and recreation for anyone experiencing economic instability or uncertainty.
Classes meet at the Portland Gear Hub Bike School at 85 Anderson St. In Portland. All classes include a bike riding component outside.
We are working with current Gear Hub staff, former Bikes for All Mainers graduates, and interpreters to provide translations into multiple languages for each class. To view this page and the application in French or Portuguese, click the drop down arrow next to "US" in the top blue menu bar on this page and select a different language.
What is covered in the class?
- Traffic Safety
- Helmet Fit
- Locking your bike
- Basic Bike Maintenance
- Group Bike Ride
- Learn-to-Ride practice
How do I sign-up?
- Sign-up for each participant individually (1 sign-up per person).
- Individuals under 18 (and over 12), must have a parent/ guardian fill out registration.