About Us

Phoenix Bikes has supported local youth in the DC Metro area since 2007 – providing a safe, nurturing and educational environment that reinforces teamwork, hard work, and entrepreneurship through bike maintenance education programs. Since our launch, we have had the opportunity to engage over 3000 youth, with nearly 350 earning their own bikes so far.

Local youth are invited to participate in bike refurbishment and retail operations as they contribute to the daily operations of the Phoenix Bikes shop in the Barcroft Park section of Arlington, VA, leaving with both tangible mechanic and business management skills.

Organized by a dedicated group of local citizens and cyclists, the non-profit was built around the remnants of Community Spokes, a community bike shop sponsored by the Arlington County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs – which remains an active sponsor of the organization.

Looking forward, we are planning to extend our community outreach through the expansion of both our bike shop and our youth programs. We are currently increasing our supply of bikes to local families and employment centers and supplementing our leadership curriculum with mentorships and additional training opportunities.

Want to be a part of our growing non-profit? Visit our Get Involved page.