GoodTurn Cycles provides on-the-job training to young people. The goal of our program is to develop well-rounded individuals capable of securing positions in the professional career world. Our internship program is geared toward permanent positive change, so we emphasize individual attention, helping participants set personal and professional goals while working together toward meeting them.

Curriculum

Participating apprentices work through a three-month curriculum that acquaints them with the major components of bicycle repair and retail sales. The curriculum includes, but is not limited to:

Bicycle Maintenance

  • Orientation to electric-assist bicycles
  • Wheels, hubs, and brakes
  • Drivetrain adjustment and maintenance
  • Bottom bracket overhaul
  • Headset and handlebars

Retail Experience

  • Customer service and interaction
  • Digital marketing and advertising
  • Social media and effective blog posts

Life Skills

  • Personal finance and budgeting
  • SMART Goals
  • Balance and personal health

Know a good candidate for our program?

Contact Adam at 303.795.0411 or adam@goodturncycles.org

Partnerships

GoodTurn Cycles is proud to partner with the following organizations.

The Arapahoe/Douglas Works! Workforce Center provides our apprentices with leadership development training, career coaching, and funding to pursue training beyond our apprenticeship program. They also assist our apprentices in finding long-term job placement upon the completion of our program.

The Project ReCycle is a Colorado-based nonprofit that brings smiles to thousands of children each year through bicycle programming. Project ReCycle’s Dream Bike Program allows children to earn a bike by showing growth in three areas: respect, attendance, and academic growth. Project ReCycle provides GoodTurn Cycles with donated bikes to provide interns with opportunities to acquire repair and maintenance skills. 

Denver Workforce Services serves as a comprehensive employment and training resource for employers, jobseekers, TANF recipients, veterans, and youth throughout Denver.

The School to Work Alliance Program (SWAP) is designed to provide employment-related assistance to youth and young adults with disabilities, who are experiencing mild to moderate barriers to employment. 

Located in the heart of Englewood, Colo., Cafe 180 nourishes people by serving fresh, delicious food to everyone – whether by traditional exchange or by the exchange of a person’s time and talents. Cafe 180 aims to inspire others through dignified exchanges, the encouragement of self-sufficiency, and by opening people’s hearts and minds to the hunger that exists in our community.

Atlas is a community-focused craft coffee shop in Littleton, Colorado that was created to love and serve our community. They hope to be a place where people can come breathe, and where the hustle and tension of everyday life can dissolve, if even for a moment. They wish to be a place that fosters connection and embodies a way of thinking that – instead of closing doors and removing ourselves – they throw them open and engage with the world around us.

Giant Cycling World Denver is a local bike shop located in Aspen Grove near Littleton, off from the Platte River trail.  A unique cycling adventure, their shop affords customers a unique and exclusive opportunity to view the entire Giant Bicycles product line up close, from low to high end bikes to Giant gear and accessories. Giant Denver provides our interns with the opportunity to hone their interviewing skills through mock & real interviews specific to the cycling industry! 

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