Did You Know?

DID YOU KNOW

St. Louis BWorks Students:
482 kids between the ages of 7 and 17 participated in BWorks programs (Earn-A-Bike, Earn-A-Computer & Create-A-Book).  These students came from 39 different communities in the St. Louis Metro Area (St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. Charles County, Madison County, IL), and in 2013, 56% of those students came from communities outside of the City of St. Louis.

BWorks Family Friendly Rides:
BWorks is offering a series of family friendly bicycle rides in St. Louis that highlight different historic areas of the city.  The rides will highlight:  Historic Carondelet • Calvary Cemetery • Central West End / West End Literary Tour • Automiblie Row / Locust Street • Old North St. Louis • Lafayette Square & Soulard • Bellefontaine Cemetery.  For complete details visit BWorks Events page.

BWorks Bike Drives:
BWorks depends heavily on donated bicycles to fund our three children’s programs (Bike Works’ Earn-A-Bike: Book Works’ Create-A-Book; and Byte Works’ Earn-A-Computer).  The sale of the donated adult bikes covers not only the costs associated with these classes but also contributes a large percentage of the BWorks total yearly operating costs.

In the spring and early summer BWorks, in cooperation with local communities, businesses, schools, religious organization, civic groups and individuals, has a series of Bike Drives in which we collect the donated bikes that will become the adult sale bikes • kids bikes for our Earn A Bike students • bicycles we donate to other local organizations • bikes we donate to Bikes for the World which become primary modes of transportation in developing countries • and those damaged bikes and parts which are recycled locally.

Anything you can do in terms of making a donation of an bike you no longer use or organize a bike drive in your community, place of employment, religious organization, civic group or individually will help us help kids.  To find out how to start a Bike Drive, please contact us by E-mail to info@bworks.org.