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.
Online Earn-A-Bike Classes
We are partnering with the cities of Olympia, Lacey and Tumwater to offer Earn-A-Bike classes online. Classes are open to all youth ages 11-17 who live in Thurston County.
Students complete a series of online video-based lessons and quizzes. Students who successfully complete the class earn a refurbished bicycle and new helmet. Upon completion, students schedule a time to fit and pick-up their bicycle and helmet at the Walk N Roll Education Center in downtown Olympia. If students are unable to transport their bicycle home, Intercity Transit can deliver. Participants will need access to a computer or smart phone and internet.
- Session 1: January 10-21
- Session 2: January 24 - February 4
- Session 3: February 7-18
- Session 4: February 21- March 4
- Session 5: March 7-18
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 experienced bicyclist who enjoys working with kids? Find out more about volunteer opportunities by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.