Workforce Development Program

The Bike Union provides year long, part time employment and mentoring for youth who have been in foster care. Employees have the opportunity to work in a retail shop, gain customer service experience, learn the skills to be a barista, and learn how to work on bikes. Additionally, everyone participates in financial literacy classes, health and nutrition classes, book club, mindfulness meditation classes, and other life skills programming. At all times program participants are surrounded by a network of positive support that follows them even when they transition on to new employment.


BUMP Youth Biking Program

During the summer months The Bike Union facilitates a mountain bike program for youth called BUMP. Youth from Girls Inc. and Child Saving Institute are introduced to mountain biking and taken on weekly rides by a team of volunteer mentors. The program aims to introduce youth to a fun way to maintain a healthy lifestyle and build their self-esteem. 


Community Partners

We strongly believe in the power of collaboration and we are so grateful to all of these wonderful organizations for partnering with The Bike Union:

  • Project Everlast
  • DHHS Bridge to Independence Program
  • Girls Inc.
  • Child Saving Institute
  • Youth Emergency Services
  • Community Bike Project Omaha
  • Trek Bicycle Stores of Omaha
  • MENTOR Nebraska