Bike Path

A second-chance workforce development program transforming lives and communities.

Bike New York’s Bike Path Program trains previously justice-involved individuals to become certified Bike Mechanics for Motivate, the operator of Citi Bike, the nation’s most extensive bike-share program, with 33,000 bikes and over 1,800 stations across metro NYC. Bike Path is a 50-hour, four-week training program. Mechanics in training learn to repair regular bikes and Citi Bike’s electric and traditional bicycle fleets.

Upon completing the program, all graduates are guaranteed a job interview with Motivate. After a successful interview, candidates are offered bike mechanic positions to maintain the Citi-Bike fleets across New York City.  Over the last two years, 91 Bike Path graduates have been placed in jobs with Motivate.  Motivate’s competitive benefits include a pay rate of $25.25 per hour and an opportunity to join the union after 90 days.

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Bike Path is completely donor funded. Show your support and make a contribution today – 100% of your donation goes into workforce development training.