Wheelhouse Community Bike Shop is proud to announce that its Women on a Roll program is the recipient of a 2020 Three Rivers Community Foundation
What we're all about
Wheelhouse uses bicycles to improve lives. The organization is 100% volunteer-run and depends on the efforts and generosity of the Tri-Cities community to deliver programs. Our Board of Directors oversees Committees that deliver our programs. These programs include bike refurbishment, ride groups, formal training, and Bike Bonanza events.
Training is a core part of our mission. Our training goals are to increase peoples’ autonomy and confidence in using bicycles as a form of low-cost, green transportation and for mental health. Our training areas are bike handling skills, on-road riding, and mechanic skills. Our formal training programs target women and youth. We offer both in-person and online Learn+Earn-a-Bike opportunities.
We operate a non-retail bike shop in a donated space on the CBC Pasco campus. Our shop provides space for training and for volunteers to refurbish bikes. We donate bikes to people in need, particularly those who use them for transportation. The majority of our mechanics training occurs informally during our volunteer shifts.