On Ya Bike! is a rewarding program that offers primary school students the opportunity to change gears from regular school activities and restore second hand bikes to fully-functioning, slick, quick, and shiny bicycles to take home.

Operating Ararat schools, students are able to learn practical skills like restoring mechanics and riding bicycles. But, all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, so the students are also given the opportunity to be creative and design, paint, and personalize their very own bicycle, using a range of colours. Painting is done with the help of Gason.

The program runs outside of classrooms, but within school hours, to ensure children remain engaged with their schools. On Ya Bike! was developed for primary school students who are at risk of disengaging. Mentors from the communities are welcome and encouraged to join the students for weekly one-hour sessions to repair, maintain, and refurbish the bicycles. The aim of this project is to have a fully functioning bicycle by the end of each semester. CGLLEN provides the bicycles to the schools.

We at CGLLEN are wheelie excited about On Ya Bike!

For updates and stories about the On Ya Bike! program, click here.

To join the On Ya Bike Mentoring team, or for more information, get in touch with CGLLEN.