Freewheelin’ Community Bikes connects youth with skills for life over a shared passion for the bicycle. We envision a stronger, healthier, more connected city.
- The worth and gifts of each person to enrich the world
- Bicycling as accessible transportation for recreation, employment, and healthy living;
- The importance of positive youth/adult mentorship;
- Empowering youth as leaders who give back to their communities;
- Lifelong learning, resiliency and persistence;
- Positive neighborhood and community connections;
- Making bicycling accessible and affordable; and,
- Being welcoming to people of all backgrounds, abilities, and incomes.
Having been bike courier for 3 years, Julian is excited to add a unique perspective to the Freewheelin’ Community Bikes team, with his hard-earned, off-the-cuff wisdom about all things bike mechanics and his hardcore road-safety experience. Julian isn’t the most conventional choice as Bicycle Training Coordinator, but who better to plan and lead our community rides than someone who breathes in the city air every morning with his coffee and feels the heartbeat of the streets every time he clips into his fixed geared bike. When Julian isn’t tinkering around the back shop of Freewheelin’ or certifiably crushing it on his fixie on the streets of downtown Indy, you’ll be sure to find him setting speed records on his road bike.
Caleb is a local freelance artist/ graphic designer and a wild, fun guy. He started working with our education program at Freewheelin’ in the summer of 2020. With five years of previous experience working as an educator and mentor in the special needs field, Caleb is excited to help instruct Freewheelin’ apron classes with our local partner, Damar. Head to toe, standing taller than Michael Jordan and with a full head of bright red hair, he’s hard to miss. If you see him around, be sure to say hey!
Diego graduated from IUPUI in May of 2020 with a degree in Psychology. He has lived in Indianapolis for the past 6 years and is passionate about environmental issues, bicycles, and the welfare of all people. Diego brings 8+ years of mechanical aptitude beginning with working on watches at jewelry stores and has worked on his bikes for more than 5 years. A native to Mexico, Diego offers service to the Latino community. Diego comes to us from the hospitality field and is proficient with customer service. When not at work, Diego enjoys to play video games, cook, and organize!
John’s story and photo will be posted here shortly.
Miles is currently a sophomore at Herron High School. He joined the apprentice program because he wanted to make a difference in others’ lives and learn more about working on bikes. In his spare time, Miles enjoys skateboarding – and building bikes is such a great way to scratch that itch.
D’Khylan is currently a Senior at Riverside High School with an anticipated graduation date of 2021. D’Khylan joined the apprenticeship program to gain more experience in software management and customer service. On his off-time, he enjoys riding his bike to find potholes before returning to work the next day.
Duke is currently a Junior at Herron High School with an anticipated graduation date of 2022. Duke joined the apprenticeship program to gain more experience in working on bikes, and serving our community. During Duke’s off-time, he like working on custom bikes, and relaxing with his family.
Brooklyn’s story will be posted here shortly!
Our Board of Directors
Board Chair/Interim Executive Director