Stories

Kriniski's journey growing up in the shop

When Co-Founder Tim and Intern Nick met each other in 2009, it was not in any sort of typical manner. Watch Tim and Nick reflect on the friendship that grew from that first unusual encounter and Nick's personal growth as a result of being involved in the bike shop and connected to the O'Maras. Watch now.

 

Summer 2017 Internship Kick-Off


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One by one, leaders emerged from our Skills for Life program participants. After completing the program, five teens have stepped up to become our 2017 Summer Interns. Read more.

 

a strong work ethic pays off

20-year-old Travonus was featured last month in 11Alive’s video on the Bearings Bike Shop and how it started, and there’s a reason why. She is a role model for kids in the neighborhood she grew up in, and someone we love to brag about as often as we can. In addition to her kind demeanor, what has always stood out about Travonus is her work ethic.  Read more.

 

tim and Becky's story

Tim and Becky O'Mara founded the Bearings Bike Shop in 2008, on accident. 11Alive recently shared their story with the city of Atlanta. Watch the video. 

 

A Mom's perspective

Her sons began coming to the bike shop in 2016. Little did Lekita Chambers know they weren't the only ones whose lives would be impacted! Read more.