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Freehwheelin’ Community Bikes/Summer Bike Camp

Freewheelin’ Community Bikes provides accessible bicycles and teaches youth life and leadership skills that improve their physical and mental well-being. The 6-week Freewheelin’ Summer BRAKES (Bike) Camp offers fun and educational bicycle-oriented programming to youth, ages 8-18.

Address: 3355 Central Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46205
Website: www.freewheelinbikes.org
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (317) 926-5440
Gender of Campers: Male/Female/Non-Binary
Dates: June 3-July 19th, closed July 1-5
Hours: 9AM-4PM
Ages: 8-18
Activities: Bike Rides, Arts & Crafts, Outdoor Education & Recreation, Reading, Field Trips, and team building activities.

Q&A with Freehwheelin’ Community Bikes: 

What makes Freewheelin’ Community Bikes unique?

The Freewheelin’ Bikes Summer Bike Camp program is unique in that we use bikes not only as a tool for daily activities, but also transportation, healthy lifestyles programs, and to develop the next generation of leaders. Students will learn more about their bikes, how to maintain them, and ride them safely in an urban setting. Students will have fun and learn STEM at the same time.

What activities are offered at Freewheelin’ Community Bikes?

Students participate in daily bike rides to local parks, trails, and green spaces. Rides include field trips to museums, libraries, and other destinations where they will learn about local activities and events. Other activities include daily meditation/team building activities, outdoor recreation time and sports, Free Spoke’n literacy activities, community service projects, arts & crafts, and basic bike mechanics related to weekly themes.

What is the camper-to-counselor ratio?

The camper-to-counselor ratio is 5:1.

How much time do the campers spend outside?

Campers can expect to spend up to 40% of their day outside.

Does Freewheelin’ Community Bikes provide lunch/snacks or do parents need to provide them?

All campers receive two snacks and a lunch daily. This is included in the cost of the camp. Students with dietary restrictions, food preferences, and/or allergies are encouraged to bring snack and meal items.

What is the typical daily schedule for campers?

Mornings activities include: “Camper’s Choice” activities, stretching/morning round up, morning bike ride, and snack.
Evening activities include: lunch, “Counselors Choice” activities, outdoor recreation time, arts & crafts/reading/community service, and a snack.

How old are the counselors and how are they trained?

Program Instructors are adults (ages 18 and up) and each are paired with two Junior Program Instructors (ages 14-17). They are background checked, CPR/First Aid certified, and have taken child abuse prevention training.

What accommodations are made for campers with special needs?

Program instruction and bike rides can be modified for students with special needs.

Do students need to know how to ride a bike to attend?

Yes, we do ask that they have basic bike riding skills. We can work with students to make them more confident riders.

Do students have to own/bring a bike to participate?

No. We encourage students to bring their own bikes, however fleet bike rental is available for those who do not have a bike.

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