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BIS Bike Club - The BBC

Our Bike Club Meets Tuesdays after school

hands fixing bikeThe BIS Bike Club (BBC) meets after school on Tuesdays, weather permitting, at our bike clubhouse on the upper school parking lot above the Osberg field (map). Students focus mainly on developing mechanical skills while fixing bikes and will learn specific bike maintenance and safety concepts. 

The BBC allows youth to explore bicycle mechanics, develop safe riding skills, and experience hands-on fun working with bikes.

Our current list of projects include:

  • Recyce-Your-Bike - rebuilding old bikes for riders in need.
  • Build-Garden-Structure - with all these extra bike parts, we will start building structures for our school garden.

All abilities and students in 4th-8th grade welcome.

For more information, please contact Rusty Hopewell, District Wellness and Safe Routes to School Coordinator. 

Our Bike Clubhouse

open shed with bike tools and parts

Recyce-Your-Bike Program

kids working on bikes

Our Recyce-Your-Bike project allows students to develop and use their tool and bike repair skills to fix our fleet of slightly-in-disrepair bikes. These fixed-up bikes are then donated to students and families in need of wheels. Our fleet of used bikes is kept well stocked by BSD family donations and contributions from the Burlingame Police Department and helps keep BBC students busy learning mechanic skills through direct hands-on experiences. Most of the donated bikes are repaired and passed on to new riders, but sometimes we just tear them all the way down to see what's inside and for parts. Thanks to the San Mateo County Safe Routes and the CCAG funding that allows us to purchase tools and parts. Find out more about how to get involved and/or donate your used bike by visiting our Recyce-Your-Bike webpage. 

BBC Bike Service - BSD Employees and students only

The BBC is now performing bike repair and tune-up services for BSD employees and current students. Use our Service Request Form to request your service today. We can offer basic tune-up and most minor repairs at no cost; major repairs can be performed if the bike owner provides the necessary parts. 

Recyce-Your-Bike Program

Recyc-your-bike logo
This program takes in used bikes so that students can fix them and adopt them back out to our school community. Need a bike, let us know. Check out our Recyce-Your-Bike webpage or contact Rusty, the Safe Routes Coordinator, for more information. 

Adult Mentors Needed

two people working on bike

We would like to encourage parents and friends with skills in bike mechanics to join us in our working on bikes. If you have mechanical skills, or just want to be part of the club to offer some adult mentorship and pick up some mechanical skills, please contact the Safe Routes Coordinator, Rusty Hopewell.

Please note, all mentor volunteers must pass a Federal background check and show proof of cleared TB testing. 

BBC Promo Video(outdated, but still cool)