Community Bike Works Virtual Spin-a-thon 2021
Community Bike Works teaches life lessons through bicycles to the young people of the Lehigh Valley who could benefit most for over 25 years. Through our Earn a Bike and Junior Earn a Bike programs, we connect students with mentors and lessons in bike mechanics and safety. At the end of the program, students earn their bike and a helmet, and are invited to take part in our afterschool and summer enrichment programs.
Community Bike Works and Lehigh Valley Health Network work together to bring this virtual event to you every year. Riders compete for prizes for the most miles ridden and dollars raised in support of our bike mentoring programs. Over the past five years, the Spin-a-Thon has become a fun, engaging event for Bike Works' supporters to connect with each other and our students that we look forward to every year.
This year's Virtual Spin-a-Thon will take place from September 18 to October 3, you can earn your miles wherever and whenever you please to raise money for bike mentoring programs. This year we have partnered with Strava app based tracking software. Create a Strava account (for free) and link your account to your bikereg account. Strava will link up and track your miles automatically.
We're asking teams to raise a minimum of $200 per team member, or at least $1,000 per team.
Community Bike Works
Community Bike Works teaches life lessons through bicycles to the young people of the Lehigh Valley who could benefit most.
STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLES
We offer high-quality mentoring programs that use bicycles and books to connect youth with adult and peer mentors who can teach them skills that help them succeed.
In order to help students reach their full potential, we offer additional resources and partner with organizations to help strengthen students’ families and the community.
In all we do, we seek to give students and families a meaningful voice in our work. We strive to be an organization of racial and economic justice and equality, not charity.
We aim to serve more students, more deeply, through high-quality mentoring programs.
Ensure that the programs of Community Bike Works remain effective in delivering the mission of the organization and that our youth have the tools they need to succeed.
Increase the number of students served, while seeking to serve those who could benefit most.
Increase our engagement with participating youth and families, in order to provide them with opportunities for deeper connections to mentors and more avenues to success.
Develop and maintain effective partnerships that allow Bike Works to serve our students and strengthen the community.
Ensure that dedicated and capable staff, board and volunteers are in place.
Strengthen and diversify our funding base.
Implement administrative and facility improvements that increase Bike Works’ effectiveness and ability to serve as a safe place for students.
Offer engaging bike mentoring programs that are effective in providing students with the tools they need to succeed.
Increase our engagement with participating youth in order to provide opportunities for deeper connections and more meaningful learning experiences.