The Workshop is a collaboration between the Oasis Center and Halcyon Bike Shop. The Workshop is a free, six week program open to Nashville’s youth, and thanks to our friends at Humana, it is housed in a beautiful new workshop at the Youth Opportunity Center.
The Workshop grew from concern that youth of our city do not have adequate transportation multiplied by the fact that young people are often overlooked as agents of change. Collectively, we agree that bicycling is a healthy and sustainable mode of transportation that is often forgotten or considered to be too difficult and dangerous for youth on our urban streets. Other times, bikes are simply unaffordable.
Youth participants will take a pledge promising to pass on the knowledge they gain in these workshops to other young people in their neighborhoods. This will, in turn, engage them in their neighborhoods and the larger community and provide them with the training and experience they need to become activists in their own ways.
In early 2012, The Workshop was featured on NPR. The account reveals the benefits to youth participants and the “unintentional” destiny of it’s founder, Dan Furbish. For the entire story, visit: Some Assembly Required
Since June 2009, over 300 youth have completed the bike program. That means 300 more young people own a bike, are safe and skilled riders and now have access to more opportunities than ever before!
Check out this video produced by our friends at NashVitality!
Check our online calendar for information on Bike Workshop events, rides and volunteer opportunities!
For more information, if you’d like to volunteer or donate a bike, please contact Dan Furbish at email@example.com.
We can also be found on Facebook here: The Workshop