The Greenway Bike Shop is a bike repair shop that serves all of NW Arkansas. We presently maintain bikes for area schools, local municipalities, and the general public. Our bike shop is located on the Jones Center campus in Springdale.
GBS began repairing bikes in June of 2008 as a Social Enterprise of Youth Strategies. Greenway Bike Shop is run by area high school students. Training for the students is done in partnership with several local bike shops. The goal of the program is to provide an internship opportunity for at-risk youth to develop the technical skills that come with a shop like this and more importantly, the administrative skills and experience it takes to run and manage a small business. Each student participates in daily training sessions on topics such as work place safety, personal financial planning, career mapping, personal goal setting, soft skills development, and many more.
Our goal is to prepare these youth for a career by giving them the confidence and skills to compete in today’s job market. The measurable outcomes of the program have been increased graduation rates, greater classroom participation, and a stronger, more qualified addition to our area’s work force. Our youth understand that you learn to earn.
GBS has partnered with Symond Cycles to provide training for students in our program as well as classes and rides for the community.