The Bike Union aims to use the bicycle as a means of social change for Omaha adolescents and the community as a whole.
17% of Omaha’s Adolescents
Are not enrolled in school AND are unemployed or not in the labor force. 
Unemployment at this crucial stage in life has been shown in certain youth to lead to a host of other negative issues such as criminal activity, early pregnancy, homelessness, and substance abuse.
Ensuring Adolescents are Ready
Our job-mentoring program for at-risk adolescents ages 16-24 is designed to produce viable job candidates who possess the technical skills and core competencies to make them attractive to potential employers. Providing at-risk Omaha adolescents with a pathway to economic self-sufficiency will lead to reduced costs of public supports and a safer community.
Being Environmental Friendly
Not only with our works, but with our actions too.
Our commitment to refurbishing pre-owned bicycles reduces our carbon footprint and the potential negative environmental impact created during the fabrication of new bike frames and components.3 We also seek to promote riding a bicycle as a way of life; for better physical & mental health, and environmental friendliness.
 U.S. Census Bureau, 2009-2013 5-Year American Community Survey.
 National Geographic Buying Guide – Bike Environmental Impact – National Geographic’s Green Guide http://on.natgeo.com/fIG9Uh