"I think bicycling is really starting to catch on in popularity again," says Jason Swim, the supervising mechanic for the program.
The city is investing in trails, and last year the district added a set of bikes to each school so the kids can ride on a regular basis.
"As far as know they haven't been serviced regularly since we got them," Swim says. "That's probably the biggest hurdle right now, is accessing and going over and numbering all of the bicycles so that we can track all of the repairs."
Rather than paying for maintenance, the school set up a shop of its own, providing the perfect platform to teach students how to run a business.
"They do everything," Swim says. "They do invoicing, they do the business plan, they do logos and maps and whatever we need them to do."
Kids split class time between small business basics, and bike maintenance. The class is responsible for maintaining the fleet of 540 bikes.
"We came up with a form that our PE teachers can use from their smart phone," Swim says. "If they have a problem that a kid notices, they can file it right there, and in a couple days we can pick it up and service it and turn it back around."
Supervising mechanic Jason Swim says there's no substitute to actually turning the wrench.
"Most times you can apply a lesson once a week," Swim says. "For the bike shop program, everything you're learning, like point by point by point by point, is a tangible, useful business skill."