Community Support

Turn Around Bikes is a jack of trades.  What don't we do that is bike related?  

 

Providing a safe place for teenagers to learn bike repair, socialize with peers, and be mentored by adults
Providing free, reliable transportation to the local low income population
Supporting local and regional bicycle advocacy and education programs by volunteering, reposting, and showing up to events
We run a bike shop that sells and repairs new and old bicycles.

Providing a Safe Place for Teens:  As a program of a youth organization, our first and foremost responsibility is to support the local teen population.  Turn Around Bikes hosts a twice weekly workshop for teens age 11 - 19 years old, and although people over 19 years old are welcome they must agree to passing a background check.  The workshops are designed to teach job skills, mechanical skills, and to work on the bicycles that are to be donated.  For more information, please visit Volunteer with Turn Around Bikes

Providing Free, Reliable Transportation:  Also known as, a bicycle.  Currently, we have four requirements in order for someone to receive a free bicycle: the person must be referred by a case manager, must be low income, must have no other option for transportation, and all paperwork needs to be submitted. Each applicant is then put on a waitlist that is on a "first-come-first-serve" basis; we do not have bicycles ready on a daily basis so we do not accept walk ins. If you are a case manager who wishes to work with us please email Megan Packard.

Supporting Local and Regional Bike Efforts:  Turn Around Bikes is primarily focused on the above mentioned activities; however, we do have our hand in bicycle advocacy and education.  We support the local efforts of the Bicycle Advocacy Group, focused on improving bicyclng safety and hosting bicycle events in the Greeley area and Weld County (more information on GreeleyBikes.com).  Additionally, we support the Safe Routes to School program in Weld County by offering fleet maintenance and support staff for events (Safe Routes To School)

Bike Shop:  Turn Around Bikes is a used bike shop that sells some used adult and children's bikes.  We also sell new and used bicycle parts.  We are open by appointment only.  To make an appointment please contact Jessy Nelson.