The LBWN Mobile Bike Hub engages neighborhood youth and adults in promoting a healthy lifestyle through biking in Silver City, Burnham Park and Layton Park. The Hub offers free bicycle repairs and helmets, bicycle safety and repair knowledge, and youth leadership training to accomplish this goal.
For more information, contact Jorian Giorno, Mobile Bike Hub Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414.385.5341.
Since 2013, LBWN has conducted 90 Mobile Bike Hub site visits designed to bring the Hub to the doorsteps of hundreds of neighbors. At these site visits, neighbors can receive free bike repairs and can also learn how to repair bikes on their own.
Mobile repair sites activate under-utilized space by creating daily activities and a sense of place over the course of several weeks. It also offers neighbors the opportunity to connect with LBWN on this and a variety of other community development efforts including home improvements, block clubs, and more.
Since 2013, the LBWN Mobile Bike Hub has repaired over 500 bikes. The Hub can assist with a variety of repairs including inflating a low tire, patching a leaky tube, fixing broken brakes, adjusting the bike’s shifting, and more.
In reflecting on the impact of the Hub, summer intern, Gabe Manzanet, commented, “Knowing that we’ve repaired that many bikes in two summers makes me feel like we’ve accomplished a lot more than just fixing bikes!”
Youth Leadership Development
Since 2013, over 450 youth have participated in the Mobile Bike Hub through site visits, school workshops, and an internship program. In 2014, a class of seven students from neighborhood high schools graduated from the inaugural Mobile Bike Hub Internship Training Program. Of these, two were selected to receive paid summer internships where they worked alongside the Hub coordinator at site visits.
Still want to learn more about the Mobile Bike Hub?
Watch this Milwaukee Neighborhood News service video about how it works.
LBWN thanks the following community partners for their financial support of the Mobile Bike Hub: