Neighborhood Bike Works (NBW), a great neighborhood institution that has been providing bike education programs for youth and bike repair classes for adults for nearly two decades, has just announced its plans to open a new, larger hub and community shop in West Philly this Fall. The new site is located at two side-by-side storefront properties – at 3939 and 3943 Lancaster Avenue. It is one mile from NBW’s current headquarters in the basement of St. Mary’s Church on Locust Walk.
“By moving out of a basement space to a highly visible, street-level site, we hope more families will find us and get involved in our programs,” NBW Executive Director Erin DeCou said in a statement.
A larger space on Lancaster Ave will offer more flexibility and an opportunity for NBW to operate more than one class or event at a time. Located at the intersection of the Mantua, Belmont, and Powelton neighborhoods, the new headquarters will also allow NBW to be closer to more of the communities they serve.
NBW will begin moving out of its current headquarters later this summer. Fall classes and events are expected to start at the new location on Lancaster Avenue this September. NBW’s Summer Cycling Day Camp, Saturday youth Drop In Repair Clinics, and Bike Church will run through the summer out of the Locust Walk location.
To cover the costs related to the move and the creation of the new bike education hub, NBW has launched a fundraising campaign. For more details and to donate to this campaign, click here.
NBW has also announced that they will close their North Philly location at 1424-26 W. Susquehanna Ave after the fall season.
For more information about the move and FAQ’s, visit the NBW website.