Mobile bike repair

Our inflation station was always popular with the younger kids.

The Wisconsin Bike Fed operates two Mobile Repair Programs in Milwaukee, bringing free bike fixes to the community — by bike! Repair Coordinators partner with high school-aged youth who are trained and hired to do bike repairs at parks, schools, special events, and more! One program is based out of the Milwaukee Bike Fed office for the Layton Boulevard West Neighborhoods in 53215 and 53204 zip codes.

Brennon and Jeans repair a bike at Burnham Park while the owner waits with a neighbor.

The other is based out of Valid Bike Shop inside North Division High School in the Lindsay Heights Neighborhood, on the near North side of Milwaukee and primarily serves 53206, 53212, 53208 zip codes. Both North and South programs use Cargo Bikes to be Roll-Models for our transportation method of choice. We would like to thank Hayes Performance Systems for supplying the brakes and wheels for the E-assist Bullitt and Coast In Bike Shopfor the help with the electric assist set up!

AJ and Jake help neighborhood kids learn to fix their bikes at our Valid Bike Shop open house on Wednesday. Turnout was great for the event and 20 kids with signed permission slips came back the next day for Valid’s open shop hours!

Summer 2018 Locations – TBD

Summer 2017 Program Summary

 

News about the program

Read more about what Mobile Bike Repair is up to on our blog.

Request Mobile Bike Repair

To request Mobile Repair at your Community Event contact Jake Newborn 414-255-0377 or mobilerepair@wisconsinbikefed.org. Some events we may be able to provide service for free, others may require a fee.

 

 

Madison

In a common effort with Lussier Community Center, Bayview Community center and Centro Hispano of Dane County, and the Just Bikes Coalition in town Wisconsin Bike Federation is putting together an internship program for the summer called the ‘Madison Mobile Bike Repair.

Our goal is to ‘Provide the tools, knowledge and technical support for the ongoing maintenance of bikes in the community’.
For our first year we will focus in the southwest area of the city and we will offer a summer job opportunity for youth living in those neighborhoods. This will include a free training class in bike mechanics and a summer spent outdoors in different parks and events in the area offering free bike repairs to all neighbors.”
If you are interested in applying for the ‘Bike mechanic Training’ please click here. If you would like to know more about the job position for the summer, check the job description here and a poster here