My community does not have a bike coop. I repair donated bikes and give
them away through local charities and offer free bike clinics around
town (library, churches, etc). I have been donating bikes to the local
Boys and Girls club and now have been asked to give bike maintenance
training to some of the kids. The kids are middle schoolers, we have no
dedicated space, there are no tools except what I can provide, I get
about an hour a week, and I am enjoying every minute of it.
I started out going over how to do a pre-ride safety check, changing
tires and tubes, and things like that. It quickly be came a problems
course - a bike would show up and we diagnose what needs to be done to
get the bike safely back on the road, I supervise the kids when they fix
it, and the bike immediately finds a new happy owner. Basket cases go
to my shop and I make them work.
I am looking for pointers to any kind of similar programs to see what
they cover and get any advise that might be available.
All help is greatly appreciated.