Life Cycles™ Team Building Kit | Odyssey Teams

Life Cycles™ Team Building Kit


The Life Cycles™ Kit allows you to build a bike for a child in one of the most powerful giveback events available. Each kit includes a brand new unbuilt high quality BMX style bike, helmet, lock and the tools necessary to assemble the bike. Everything you need to deliver the best team building session possible is included. After 15 years of facilitating this activity, we have refined the Life Cycles™ program down to a science and we are giving you the formula. Tools, bike parts, helmet, lock, PowerPoint, Facilitators Guide, bike pump, and phone support from Odyssey Teams facilitators will have you up and ready to roll with this incredible experience.


Each Life Cycles™ Team Building Kit Contains:

  • All the parts needed to build a brand-new BMX-style bike
  • Helmet, lock & bike pump
  • All the tools necessary to build the bike
  • Instructions, Facilitators Guide, PowerPoint and all materials needed to set you up for success
  • return shipping label
  • Helpful Tips

    • Each DIY Life Cycles™ Kit is recommended to be built in groups of 4, but the kit can be built with less than 4.
    • Prior to building the bikes, someone from your team will need to reach out to a youth agency in your area (Boys and Girls Club, YMCA, etc) to find a deserving child to donate the bike to. This activity works best when the ‘customer’ (aka  child) receives the bike in person. Please note: Before giving the bike to a child, please have a qualified bike mechanic approve the safety of the bicycle.
    • Click here for downloadable docs to help you facilitate your program.  You will be given an access code after you’ve made your purchase.

    If you would like to order a Life Cycles™ Kit, please contact Carol Jones at 1-800-342-1650. Shipping is not included.

    Please provide complete shipping information and contact email address at the time of the order. All orders will be shipped UPS ground unless otherwise noted. Verification of shipment and receipt will be sent via e-mail.

    Odyssey Teams is not responsible for any additional expedited costs related to shipping delays beyond our control and will be incurred by the client.



    How long is the program?

    The program is 60 minutes to 3 hours depending on your objectives and agenda. If you are just aiming to build bikes and give them to children later, you might only need 60 minutes. With expert facilitation using the program as a ‘business simulation’, bringing the children in to surprise your participants and sufficient time for debrief and application into work, you will need up to 3 hours. There is plenty of flexibility depending on your agenda, the context and desired objectives of the experience.

    What are the key lessons learned?

    • A Customer-Centric mindset
    • The distinction between collaboration and competition
    • The difference between purpose-driven and task-driven work
    • The value of community

    How many people per Life CyclesKit?

    We recommend 4 to 5 people working together on each bike kit, but depending on budget anywhere from 2 to 6 people can work on one kit.

    What do we do with the supplies and finished product(s) after the program?

    You will be donating the bicycles, helmets and lock sets to a local youth organization of your choosing; and return the tool sets back to Odyssey Teams using the prepaid return shipping label.

    Additional information

    Weight 40 lbs
    Dimensions 46 × 8 × 22 in


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