Youth and young adults ages 12 -24
Interested parties may apply anytime to become a mentor within our organization. When a need for new mentors arises or open enrollment begins, applications will then be reviewed and mentors will be throughly screened. Qualified applicants will be interviewed and receive a background check. If The Bike Union Mentoring Project feels the applicant will be a good fit and have been cleared, the chosen applicants will begin the required mentor training.
Our BUMP biking program will require mentors spend at least 2 hours per week in the group mentoring setting. The Extended one-on-one option will require at least 4 hours per month.
Mentors will meet at a pre-scheduled, designated location. These locations are chosen for access to bicycle trails both on and off road thus the geographic locations will vary. For the extended one-on-one mentoring program mentors and mentees will create and schedule their own activities which will be at least 4 hours per month.
BUMP, our group mentoring program meets every Wednesday evening from 6-8 from June-September. An extended one-on-one mentoring program will run throughout the fall and winter.
Our weekly group mentoring program, BUMP, is designed to share our passion for bicycling with youth who we feel will share that passion but may not have the opportunity or infrastructure to enjoy it. BUMP utilizes bicycle skills challenges as well as goal setting for the youth we serve. Mentors in this program must simply be consistent, positive, caring, and willing to share their passion for cycling and healthy lifestyle choices. At the conclusion of our BUMP program in September, mentors may choose to continue onto our Fall/Winter one-on-one mentoring program.