Along with our after school programs, Ghisallo offers an Earn-A-Bike program stationed at Boys and Girls Club East. Every Tuesday and Thursday one of our lead instructors Girmawi encourages the kids to join the team in the bike shop to learn the basics of bike maintenance. For some, that means picking out a bike to work on-
changing tubes, airing up the tires, and eventually taking the bike home. For those that have already, “earned a bike,” they join us in the shop to help the others. Graduating from patching tubes, the kids start changing brake cables, housing, chains, and tires. For the past few months, we’ve had one student grow tremendously as a young mechanic. Adeline shows up every week with a smile on her face and wrench in her hand. She has helped a number of students work on their personal bikes, as well as taught others how to patch tubes. Watch out world! We’ve got a future star on our hands.