Bike Exchange

Our Bike Exchange program is an ongoing effort of NavajoYES to promote fitness at the grassroots level by providing bikes to local families, schools and communities as a means of surrounding our youth and communities with an “infrastructure of wellness”.

Through the program, NavajoYES acquires decent used bikes of all types that we then restore, with the assistance of local volunteers, schools and community groups.  Our “Bike Repair & Share” days are fun times, with lots of cool people doing good work, enjoying good food and getting lots of bikes ready for action.  The first phase of the project was initiated in fall 2015, when over 80 bikes found their way in to homes.  Since the program’s inception, we have provided hundreds of bikes to families and groups in Red Mesa, Aneth, T’iis Nazbas, Cove, Sweetwater, Shonto, Red Valley, Leupp, Shiprock, Cameron, Dennehotso, Monument Valley, Round Rock, Chinle, Rock Point, Tuba City, Navajo Mountain, Chilchinbeto, Beclabito, Kayenta, Steamboat, Kirtland, Rattlesnake, Farmington, Black Mesa, Crownpoint, Tsahbiikin, Ganado, Kaibeto, Lukachukai, Pinon, Hogback, Lechee and Tohali.

The bike exchange is a way for folks to do good deeds and earn a bike. Bake cookies for the senior center, chop chiizh for an elder, pitch in on local trail work, or help restore bikes….there are lots of ways to earn a bike and improve our communities. If you are interested in donating bikes and/or volunteering your time and skills to help restore bikes, please contact Tom Riggenbach at 928.429.0345 or Rygie Bekay at 505-686-2300.