Earn-a-Bike

Earn $450 towards a new bicycle! The Earn-a-Bike program seeks to increase bicycle ridership, reduce car trips, and help swap vehicle trips for bicycle trips. This program is open to cyclists 18 and over who live or work in North Natomas and want to use a bicycle to get to work, take their kids to school, visit friends, run errands...you name it.

The 14-hour course covers topics in three main areas: bike maintenance, bike handling, and traffic skills. The course is taught by League of American Bicyclists certified instructors and held at Inderkum High School. Bikes will be available for use by participants during the course.

 

 

Program Guidelines

  1. Any North Natomas resident or employee of a North Natomas business over the age of 18 years old may apply to participate in this program.
  2. Qualified applicants will be selected based on a review of their applications by a committee of staff and community members. Program spots are limited and applying does not guarantee enrollment.
  3. To be eligible, participants must:
    • Be able to ride a bike for at least 30 minutes.
    • Participate in ALL sessions of the 14-hour course, over 4 sessions. The program is held at Inderkum High School (2500 New Market Drive).
    • Pledge to increase trips made by bicycle.
    • Complete two follow-up surveys upon completion of program – one at 6 months and one at 12 months.
  4. Upon completion, participants will receive either a voucher or reimbursement for a bicycle or bicycle accessories at a local bike shop, for up to $450.

The application period has closed

 

Things to Know

Two class sessions of Earn-a-Bike are being offered:

  1. September Earn-a-Bike 2022:
    • Saturday, September 17, 9 am – 2 pm
    • Tuesday, September 20, 5:30 – 8:30 pm
    • Thursday, September 22, 5:30 – 8:30 pm
    • Tuesday, September 27, 5:30 – 8:30 pm
  2. October Earn-a-Bike 2022:
    • ​​​​Saturday, October 1, 9 am – 2 pm
    • Tuesday, October 4, 5:30 – 8:30 pm
    • Thursday, October 6, 5:30 – 8:30 pm
    • Tuesday, October 11, 5:30 – 8:30 pm
  • Application period: August 30, 2022 – September 23, 2022.
  • The same application may be used for one or both program sessions offered this fall.
  • If selected, you will be notified via e-mail or phone.
  • If selected, confirmation of your attendance must be made by the stated deadline prior to the start of the program.

If you have questions, please contact Mellissa Meng at mellissa@jibe.org.