Youth
Apprentice
Interns

Bike Club

Every Monday and Friday after school,  youth come to the open  shop program where they repair their bicycles with the help of an instructor and adult volunteers.

Youth have full use of West Town Bikes facilities and tools, under the guidance of adult instructors.

*Postponed until further notice*

Girls Bike Club

Every Wednesday at 4pm, young women and girls, meet in a fun, relaxed environment. they explore the many advantages of cycling for transportation, independence, and sport.

Weekly activities include: basic bicycle mechanics, community gardening, bike crafts, group rides, and volunteering 

*Postponed until further notice*

Elementary School Programing

Clubs are hosted at CPS Elementary Schools along The 606/Bloomingdale Trail like Moos, McAuliffe, and Stowe. Other programs have taken place at Orozco, Northerly Island, and Humboldt Park with the Chicago Park District. 

Contact angie@westtownbikes.org for more info.

We partner with After School Matters to provide youth programs in Chicago Public Schools. We currently run programs on site and at the ASM Lutz Family Center, Roosevelt High School, and Kelvyn Park High School totaling over 150 participants.

The 606 Trail Ambassadors

Young adults walk and bike The 606 /Bloomingdale Trail, talking to trail users about the features of this trail-and-park system. They also provide etiquette tips along with educational bike literature.

Many of our Ambassadors have moved into positions at Ciclo Urbano as well as local shops and organizations.

*Postponed until further notice*

An advanced opportunity for young adults between the ages of 16 and 24. This program is twelve weeks long and is through our community partners The Puerto Rican Cultural Center.

The Humboldt Park Youth Employment Program (H.P.Y.E.P) offers full-time and part-time positions at host organizations and businesses along Paseo Boricua. Interns receive hourly pay and participate in virtual professional development classes provided by The Puerto Rican Cultural Center.  

Cyclocross

This program sponsors, mentors and coaches to youth and young adults. Racing requires fitness and teaches commitment and perseverance. The skills, knowledge, and friendships gained through participation can help form a socially intelligent and responsible, physically fit person.

*Postponed until further notice*

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