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Empowering Youth

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Mission: The Community Bicycle Center exists to provide youth enrichment opportunities for personal growth through bicycling-related activities.

Through our research-based programs, youth are building relationships, practicing goal persistence, and developing problem-solving and organizational skills. They receive direct time and attention from caring adults, helping kids construct positive self-perceptions. Youth have the opportunity to develop life skills, attitudes, beliefs and behaviors that will contribute to success in relationships, work/school and in community life. We operate year-round and often six days a week with expanded programming during the summer months to meet the needs of kids during summer vacation.

Core Values & Guiding Principles:

  • Youth asset building through caring, intergenerational relationships
  • Solution focused rather than problem focused program designs
  • Bicycle repair & bicycling as a tool to develop mind, body, and spirit
  • Collaborations and partnerships with community organizations
  • Focus on social, vocational, recreational, physical, and civic development

The Community Bicycle Center is committed to:

  • Welcoming all individuals in its programs and facilities
  • Developing programs that respond to the needs of its participants and community
  • Utilizing employment and volunteer management practices that are free of bias
  • Maintaining a diverse and high-quality staff and volunteer corps
  • Maintaining a physically and emotionally safe environment that is free of acts of discrimination or harassment against any individual     

What kids are saying...

"I'm Riley, I'm 12 years old and I've been coming to the bike shop since I was seven. I've been coming here almost half my life...I think what keeps bringing me back here is all the supportive adults. There's always a volunteer here that helps you with anything you need. I'm close to a lot of people here...I've learned how to be patient, and to wait your turn. I've made bikes, gone on really long rides but, I also learned about friendship."

What parents are saying:

“I know that when they come to the shop they are around good people, which is important for my kids and other kids that I see in my neighborhood. A lot of kids don’t know what “good” is because they don’t see it at home."


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100% of proceeds support the Community Bicycle Center's free youth development programs.

 Contributions to the Community Bicycle Center are  deductible as charitable contributions pursuant to Internal Revenue Code section 501(C)3

EIN #: 20-3684834
                                                        Click here to view our 2013 Annual Report.

Mailing: P.O. Box 783, Biddeford ME, 04005 Shop Location: 45 Granite Street in Biddeford GOOGLE MAP

Telephone: 207.282.9700 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.