We offer free, low-barrier programs open to any child or adolescent ages 7-18. The easiest way for kids to get involved during the school year is to join our after school programs, which run from 3PM-6PM, Monday-Friday. Drop by during these hours or call us at 207-282-9700 to find out more about participating!
After School & Summer Programs
We hold free-to-attend after-school and summer programs year-round at our facility on 45 Granite Street. Youth are welcome to drop-in to any and all of these sessions, during which they can play outside, do homework, join in volunteer-led activities, participate in Earn-a-Bike, and join on rides!
We lead adventure-based excursions during the summer months and on some weekends, allowing kids to experience camping, mountain-biking, hiking, swimming, and more with no cost to them or families!
We currently offer two 8-week STEM courses after school during the Fall and Spring Semesters. These courses uses hands-on, bicycle mechanics projects as a medium for teaching STEM principles. Each course has the capacity for 10 participants selected on a first-come, first-serve basis once the course session has been announced (usually one month before the first session).
Youth Cycling Team
Our Youth Cycling Team offers kids a chance to participate in rides in Maine and New England year round, giving them a chance to train, persevere, conquer goals, and work towards sustaining a healthy lifestyle.
Trek-2-Connect is a pilot program funded by the Lerner Foundation as part of an Aspirations Incubator – a project designed to implement and support youth development programs in Maine. Trek-2-Connect follows six cohorts of kids from 7th -grade to graduation providing mentorship, community engagement, academic support, outdoor excursions, and exposure to post-secondary opportunities.
Apex Bike Factory
Apex Bike Factory is Apex’s career readiness job simulation program. Kids interview for this program, and those selected have the opportunity to work in Apex’s bike shop, building and repairing bikes as a medium for learning workplace expectations, professional conduct, deliverable outcomes, and responsibility. Kids are paid a stipend based on their participation and engagement.