The guidelines are simple: work hard, serve your community, earn a bike. Whether at Phoenix Bikes’ community bike shop in South Arlington, or at area public schools and community centers, youth ages 12-17 learn the basics of bike repair, practice their skills refurbishing a bike for someone in need, and earn a bike for themselves. Next, teens can stay on to learn advanced mechanics and help their peers through the basics as well as take advantage of other leadership and job-placement opportunities. On weekly group rides throughout the DC Metro Area, they use their well-earned bicycles for transportation, fitness, and fun, and Phoenix Bikes’ junior cycling team gives young people the opportunity to experience endurance, discipline, and teamwork – valuable skills in cycling – and in life. Using tools to fix bikes? Excellent. Using bikes as tools to develop young leaders? Awesome.

Awards & Recognition

Best Business Award - Nonprofit, Arlington Chamber of Commerce, 2016


    Budget (FY2016)

    • $3 million or higher
    • $1 million to $3 million
    • $500k to $1 million
    • The current budget for Phoenix Bikes is: Less than $500k

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