Bike Grant Program

2017 Bike Grant Program applications now closed!

About the Bike Grant Program:

Cycles for Change are grounded in the values of cultivating platforms for equity, justice, and self-empowerment, and how bicycles are intertwined within these. Our Bike Grant Program is designed to open a pathway for community members to have access to quality refurbished bicycles, locks, helmets, lights, and the larger Twin Cities bicycling community. Our program centers individuals who identify as indigenous, people of color, immigrants, women, transgender, femme, and gender-nonconforming people who are committed to being active bicyclists and role models for social justice movement building. Bike grantees will have an opportunity to participate in bike skill development sessions, bike network building, and road safety during the orientation.

Participants must apply, be accepted, and attend a mandatory orientation session before receiving access to a free quality, refurbished bicycle. Participants will also receive a lock, lights, and helmet.

Once the orientation session is completed, participants can pick up their bike the following week!


  1. Fill out the 3-page application.
  2. Expect a call from us 1 week after the application closes and tell us which orientation date works for you.
    1. Orientations are hosted every Tuesday and Thursday afternoons:
      1. Tuesdays: 2:30pm-3:30pm or 5:00pm-6:00pm **Tuesdays are reserved for individuals that identify as women, transgender, gender-nonconforming, and femme only.** 
      2. Thursdays: 2:30pm-3:30pm or 5:30pm-6:30pm (open to everyone)
  3. Attend one orientation.
  4. Schedule a time to pick up your bike the following week. Pick-up days are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00pm-6:00pm. Plan on taking your bike home by riding it, bus, train, car, etc.

Let us know how your first bike rides went! Your feedback helps us to improve the experience of future Bike Grant participants and helps keep the program running. We’d love to hear your stories, including what went well and what didn’t. Contact [email protected] to share your story with us.

If you need assistance filling out this form, come in to one of our shops during open hours. Open hours found on the right side of the screen.

Apply for Bike Grant Program during these dates:

For May – Application period closed
For June – Application period closed
For July – Application period closed
For August – Application period closed