Kids riding bicycles in bike lane on street

Earn-A-Bike introduces middle schoolers to bicycles as serious transportation and healthy recreation while modeling principles of environmental stewardship. Staff and volunteers teach mechanical and bicycle safety skills to students in the classroom and on the road. Students earn a refurbished bicycle after eight hours of instruction.


Earn-A-Bike (formerly called Bike PARTners) began as a volunteer shop at Mercy Housing in Olympia, Washington, and now operates as a program of Intercity Transit. Partnering with one area school each year, we provide after school classes for students at no charge.

How it Works

Bicycles donated by the community to Earn-A-Bike or abandoned on Intercity Transit buses are refurbished with volunteer efforts. 

If you have an unused bicycle, we'll gladly accept it for our program and make sure a student receives the bike along with instruction on how to ride safely and maintain the bike. If we can’t use the bike, we’ll pass it onto Build a Bike or the Evergreen Bike Shop.

To donate or learn about bike shop volunteer opportunities, please contact us.

Need More Information?

Contact David Coppley at 360-705-5817 or for additional information about Earn-A-Bike classes.

Similar Programs

Bike Works in Seattle

2nd Cycle in Tacoma

Recycle a Bicycle in New York City