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At Pedal Forward, we strive to create a space where kids can come and learn much more than just basic skills and mechanics about bicycles. When they spend time with our team and volunteers, we hope they will walk away with key character traits, education, happy hearts, and a full belly! Our programs go much further than bikes. Though we believe bikes are an amazing tool for kids to get them moving and out of trouble, its the most basic way we have found to be able to connect with them!
Our Earn a Bike & Free Bike Repair programs are just the beginning of the plans we have for Pedal Forward. We would love to see our programs and hours expand. To do this we are praying that the perfect people would join in on what is happening in Hogansville and join our team at Pedal Forward. If you are interested in volunteering in any way please contact us and we will get you connected!
Our Earn A Bike program is structured as a 6 week program. Each week, kids will come in and learn a new lesson about bikes. These lessons range from brakes to bike safety. At the end of the 6 weeks we celebrate each of our kids and what they accomplished with an awards night! At the end of the night each they get to take their hard earned bike home!
We started our free bike repair program in the summer of 2018. We decided we wanted to take the summer to go where the kids are. We meet at a park called The Green Patch with our mobile bike shop. Each night we bring a dinner to feed all the kids. On average we are serving 35 kids each week! We get to hang out, talk, play games and repair bikes!