TODAY | July 16, 2013
>>> we are back now with the first installment of a series we're calling hope to it with a story about one of al's passions, biking.
>> that's right. we found this story of second life bikes in family circle magazine and spent a day with founder carrie martin to see how it all works.
>> with the twist of a wrench and the push of a pump, a kid earns a bicycle. here at second life bikes in new jersey it's another day of helping a kid earn her own wheels.
>> i am looking at them to see what's wrong with them.
>> all thanks to carrie martin that started this community bike shop in 2009 .
>> it's a used earn a bike program and community bike shop . so it means you can come to the shop and they can work hours to earn a bike for themselves. so they can work two hours a day and after 15 hours of work , they get a bike.
>> after 9/11 she realized she wanted to make a change from her corporate job in new york city and decided to pursue a passion bikes.
>> i was on my bike on 9/11 when the plane went overhead and a lot of people had a looking at their lives. that's happened to me.
>> she finally opened second life bikes on main street .
>> a lot of times people come in here to buy and bike and they're going from their day job to their night job and their bike is their lifeline.
>> with two full time employees and a group of dedicated volunteers, carrie welcomes in local kids to learn how to fix bikes that have been donated.
>> you can't be afraid to get your hands dirty. that's the only thing i can say.
>> she was excited to earn her first bike.
>> it was actually pretty cool. most people, your mom and dad buys your bikes but now it's like i got my own bike by myself. so now my mom and dad can't say that i can't ride my bike because i earned it.
>> 16-year-old noah was looking for a new activity a year ago.
>> a lot of people were around doing stuff that i wasn't completely into so i just started coming here and working on bikes and getting into it.
>> and now competes in cycling races with a local club.
>> when i started volunteering here i actually earned my own 10 speed .
>> 14-year-old allison spends her summers in this neighborhood.
>> it's easy to make friends here because if you have