Programs at Jack The Bike Man
Earn a Bike Project
For adults and children. The program provides a pathway to exchange work for a bicycle. We receive referrals from non-profit organizations that help individuals in early recovery programs and homeless programs. Participants can also be students or anyone else in the community willing to volunteer their time. Participants volunteer for 15-20 hours at the bike shop and earn a free bicycle.
Gotta Get a Bike
After school program that is designed to teach bicycle repair and bicycle safety. 4 week program that meets twice per week. We promote bicycle riding to instill healthy physical fitness habits at a young age. Participants earn a bicycle at the end of the program.
Christmas Give Project
Jack the Bike Man gives away free refurbished bicycles and helmets to children from economically challenged families during the holidays who live in Palm Beach County. Last year we presented close to 1400 bicycles.
Women’s Reentry Work Experience Training Program
In a partnership with The Lord’s Place, Jack the Bike Man provides a training program for women that were released from the Justice system. This 2 month, 3 days per week program supports and encourages the women to modify their behavior; by giving women the opportunity to develop soft skills that will enable them to better interact with others. The program gives the women time to meditate and journal in the mornings and afternoons; as well as learning mindfulness in the daily activities they engage in to learn new positive ways of thinking and looking at the world. Women are engaged in working activities during the day that build teamwork, accountability, listening skills. By successfully completing the program, women earn a bicycle, helmet, repair kit and safety lock.
Community Service Hours
In a partnership with the Drug Court of the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit of Florida and the Palm Beach Probation Office we offer participants a chance to earn community service hours in exchange for their volunteer services. This is also offered to students needing community service hours or any other community member wanting to volunteer.
Through a partnership with local elementary schools in the School District of Palm Beach County, we recognizes students for their exemplary character. We provide a free bicycle and helmet to a student each month that has demonstrated one of the six pillars of Character that is showcased for that month at the School.
Jack the Bike Man gives away bicycles to a variety of schools, non-profits, community organizations and churches around the county that request assistance from Jack The Bike Man
We assist the West Palm Beach Police Department in registering every bicycle that is sold or given away. This registration provides the West Palm Beach Department the necessary information so that if your bike is ever stolen they have a record of the serial number when you call to make a report. This program is designed to aid in the recovery of lost or stolen bicycles.