Kids riding bicycles in bike lane on street

Earn-A-Bike classes teach youth in Thurston County essential bicycle safety and maintenance skills to help prepare them to ride their bicycle independently. Students who complete the class earn a refurbished bicycle and new helmet.

Summer Earn-A-Bike Classes

We are partnering with the City of Olympia to offer in-person Earn-A-Bike classes July through August 2022. Students will learn through a series of hands-on activities and group bicycle rides on city streets. Intercity Transit provides each student with a refurbished bicycle and new helmet to use during the class. Students who complete the course earn their bicycle and helmet and can take it home on the final day of class. If students are unable to transport their bicycle home, Intercity Transit can deliver. The class is open to beginner bicycle riders, although students need to know how to ride a bicycle to participate.

Classes meet at Intercity Transit’s Walk N Roll Youth Education Center located at 215 Washington St. in downtown Olympia. All Thurston County youth ages 11 - 15 can participate. Classes are Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There is a $5 registration fee. If this is a burden, please contact us at

A student can register through the city of Olympia. We are offering six class sessions for you to choose from:

  • Session 1: July 12-15
  • Session 2: July 19-22
  • Session 3: July 26-29
  • Session 4: Aug 2-5
  • Session 5: Aug 9-12
  • Session 6: Aug 16-19

What will students learn?

  • Basic bike maintenance.
  • How to do a bike safety check.
  • Traffic laws for bicyclists.
  • Proper bike and helmet fitting.
  • Bike handling skills.
  • How to communicate with others on the road.
  • How to pack and dress for biking.

Volunteer with Earn-A-Bike

Are you an experience bicyclist who enjoys working with youth? Volunteer to help with our classes and become a ride chaperone. Learn more about volunteering and submit a volunteer application.

    Contact Us