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Upcoming Classes and Registration for BWorks

UPCOMING CLASSES

We update these listings every few weeks, so this is a great page to keep bookmarked to have the best chance of signing up as new sessions are announced. You can also sign up to be alerted to new classes by filling out our waitlist form here.

Earn-A-Bike
Earn-A-Bike | Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. January 12 to February 16
Earn-A-Bike | Saturdays at 12:30 p.m. January 14 to February 25
Earn-A-Bike | Saturdays at 10 a.m. February 25 to April 1
Earn-A-Bike at Forest Park | Thursdays at 5 p.m. March 2 to April 13

Earn-A-Computer
Earn-A-Computer | Tuesdays at 6 p.m. January 10 to February 14
Earn-A-Computer at Julia Davis Library | Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. January 11 to February 15
Earn-A-Computer | Saturdays at 10 a.m. January 14 to February 25

Learn-To-Ride
Learn-To-Ride | Saturdays at 10 a.m. January 14 to February 4
Learn-To-Ride| Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. March 7 to 28

SOME BACKGROUND

Earn-A-Bike is our hands-on class for students ages 8-17 who can already ride a bike on their own. Over the course of six two-hour sessions with our dedicated instructors, students hone basic bike maintenance and safety skills. They earn a refurbished bike, lock, lights and helmet upon successful completion of the course.

Earn-A-Computer introduces young people to the inner workings and possibilities of computers and the internet — all while getting set to take home a refurbished computer (desktop/tower), monitor, keyboard, mouse, flash drive and network cable at the end of six class sessions. Like our other offerings, this free course is geared for students ages 8-17.

Learn-To-Ride courses, which are open to students ages 8-17, are focused on learning to get up on two wheels. St. Louis BWorks provides all needed materials and instructors to help students achieve this goal. After successful completion of this program, Learn-To-Ride students can go on, if they wish, to enroll in an Earn-A-Bike class (and then earn a bike).

LATEST HIGHLIGHTS

As of fall 2022, BWorks is on track to have provided a startling total of 51 Earn-A-Bike, Learn-To-Ride and Earn-A-Computer multi-week courses to groups of local children this calendar year!

We’ve also added additional free opportunities for students-turned-alumni, with adventure bike rides taking us everywhere from the River Des Peres trail to Forest Park to the St. Louis riverfront this year, as well as extra practice sessions for recent alumni still eager to gain some more confidence on two wheels.

This growth would not be possible without our dedicated volunteers, energetic staffers and generous donors. We’re also grateful to the fantastic local community organizations we’ve been partnering with to reach even more young people in our region: local schools, the city parks department, the Urban League, Thomas Dunn Learning Center, Vitendo4Africa, the Girls & Boys Club, Claver House and more. Have a question about our programs? Email evie@bworks.org.