This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum. Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in tool care.
Bikes are like cars that don't use gas/diesel. Let's make one! First you need to borrow one or get a ride to Freecycles, located at 732 S. 1st St. West, Missoula, MT. Then you need to take their BikeWell class (about an hour) and volunteer for 4 hours. After that, they'll help you build a bike from their mountain of parts.
There is a program where I live that builds, repairs, and maintains bikes for community use. It is called Green Apple Bikes (GAB). If I were to build a bike for this program, could that count towards the tool care badge? I will be attending the pep1 workshop but there are others in my family who want the tool care badge but won't be able to make it to Montana.
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