Adult Cycling Empowerment: ACE Earn-a-Bike Program
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PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION BEFORE APPLYING FOR ACE:
The Tulsa Hub ACE program is for people who…
Have no current means of transportation;
Could use a bike to get to work;
Could use a bike to get to school, and/or;
Could use a bike to get to a social service location such as Iron Gate or the DHS office
Note: ACE participants must be 18 years of age or older.
You begin by filling out the application below. If you cannot fill out the application on your current device, you may drop in during Workshop hours and use a device onsite. Workshop WINTER hours are:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 10am to 1pm.
Tuesday evenings from 5pm to 7pm.
Note: Hours typically expand in the Spring/Summer season, March-October
Once we have received your application, we will contact you by phone or email within seven business days.
The ACE program fee is $35. The total value of this program is $550 per person. Please make a financial contribution based on your ability to pay. We ask for a $35 minimum payment to cover equipment costs, and ensure we can continue to provide these programs for future riders. Depending on your income situation, some, or all, of this fee may be waived in exchange for work-trade in our workshop or office. Please inquire about this option if needed.
Here's how the program works:
First, you complete the application.
We will call you within seven business days after receiving your application to complete a phone interview.
If you qualify for the program, we will schedule you for the program classes:
Program Orientation 101 class on Wednesdays from 10am-2pm
Bicycle Mechanics 101 class on Thursdays from 10am-2pm
Bicycle Commuter 101 class on Fridays from 10am-2pm
All classes are at Tulsa Hub Workshop, 601 W. 3rd.
You must be interviewed and accepted into the program before attending the class.
All classes/12 hours must be completed before you can take your bike, lock, and helmet.
We ask for a minimum of $35 contribution for this program. If you are unable to pay the fee, work-trade can be arranged for you. Work trade must be completed before you take your bicycle and equipment with you. You may do work trade during our open hours before the Friday class after you are notified that you have been accepted into the program.
Classes include basic bicycle upkeep and safety education, also bike riding safety training. Each class is on-bikes, meaning you will be riding outdoors, doing skill drills an group riding exercises for approximately 2.5 hours of the class.
Please note: bicycles, locks, helmets, and other safety gear, are based on availability of donations. We cannot guarantee we will have a bicycle that is appropriate sized for your needs on a particular timeline.
There is typically a 7-14 day waiting list for this program, but we will make every effort to help you get your transportation needs covered as quickly as possible.
Important information to note:
All requirements must be met/all classes taken before you get to depart with your bike, lock, and helmet.
All ACE bicycles remain property of Tulsa Hub and cannot be sold or pawned. You will be asked to sign a contract stating your commitment to personally use the bike for transportation and return it to Tulsa Hub if you no longer need it for transportation.
All bicycles must be maintained properly. If an ACE Member finds they are no longer using their bicycle, they understand that it must be returned to the Tulsa Hub.
All ACE applicants agree to periodic follow-up once completing the ACE Program.
All Bicycle Commuter 101 Classes must have a minimum of 3 participants to make. If your class does not make, you will be rescheduled for the immediately following class, typically the following week.
We prefer that you fill out the online application below. If you are unable to do so, you may print the application and either take it in to our office (601 W. 3rd Street, Tulsa, OK, 74127), or mail it to us. If you are unable to print the application, you can pick one up at our office.
We will contact you within a week after we receive your application. You may call 918-813-0028 or come by our workshop at 601 West 3rd Street to check on the status of your application.