Gearin Up Bicycles purpose is to create career development opportunities and teach essential workplace skills to youth from under-served communities, while encouraging cycling as a practical, healthy means of transportation.
At Gearin Up, we believe that bicycles create positive opportunities for children and youth while expanding their horizons. Through hands-on learning, young people see how small accomplishments create a path to bigger success.
Bicycles help youth avoid negative influences, stay positive, and develop problem-solving skills. The bicycle shop provides a sanctuary for youth who want to escape violence and crime. By working with tools and following specific steps while refurbishing bicycles, participants show patience, perseverance, and focus. They demonstrate that being smart is just as powerful as being strong. After weeks of hard work, they take home bicycles built with their own hands, along with greater self confidence and a sense of personal responsibility.