ST. GEORGE — The St. George Bicycle Collective is launching its “Youth Open Shop” program Monday at its downtown location on St. George Boulevard.
The open shop is a weekly program offering children and youth ages 8-17 the opportunity to systematically learn bike mechanic skills. Participants will have the option to work on their own bikes, help repair bikes for collective programs or earn a bike of their own through volunteer hours.
The workshop follows a curriculum originally implemented at the Salt Lake City Bicycle Collective, allowing children and youth to move from novice mechanics to becoming peer tutors.
The program is designed to offer a productive learning environment where youth are surrounded by their peers and the collective’s staff and volunteer tutors.
The Youth Open Shop will be available to up to 18 participants at a time on a first-come, first-serve basis. Parents need to come to the shop to enroll their children on their first day of participation.
For more information, visit the St. George Bicycle Collective website.
- What: St. George Bicycle Collective Youth Open Shop.
- When: Starts Monday, Dec 3, 4:30-6:30 p.m. and continues at the same time subsequent Mondays.
- Where: St. George Bicycle Collective, 70 W. St. George Boulevard.
- Cost: Free. One-time parent enrollment required.
Email: [email protected]