Handlebar Helpers

 

 

Handlebar Helpers is open

Monday-Friday 9am – Noon

through December 22 for holiday bicycle shoppers!

Formerly a City of Scottsdale community assistance program, Handlebar Helpers is now operated by STARS as a job skills training program for individuals with cognitive and developmental disabilities.

Handlebar Helpers:
• Provides STARS participants with job skills training in bicycle repair.
• Reconditions repairable bicycles.
• Accepts donations of used bicycles.
• Benefits STARS programs through sales of reconditioned bicycles.

The participants tasks will be disassembling bikes, cleaning and refurbishing bike parts, detail cleaning bikes, and reassembling a variety of different styles of bikes, and general cleaning, and shop maintenance.  Along with gaining skills specific to bicycles, the participants will also be garnering the necessary skills to work in a shop environment. Skills like maintaining a tidy workspace, keeping tools in assigned storage areas, finishing your task completely before moving on to the next, working with peers to accomplish a project, safety persuasions in an environment that has heavy tools, and time management.

Handlebar Helpers is located at the Paiute Neighborhood Center located at 6535 E. Osborn Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251.

To donate a used bicycle email us at handlebarhelpers@starsaz.org
*STARS is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization