Saturday, June 29th, 4pm - 11pm at The Piranha Shop
ARTCRANK SEA will feature hand-made, bike-inspired posters created by Seattle area artists. Come by and grab an ARTCRANK pint glass — and a Widmer Brothers beer — for just $5 to support Bike Works! Admission is free.
Spoke & Food
Tuesday, July 30th, 5:30pm - 9:30pm
In its simplest description, Spoke & Food is an evening of dining and bikes where members of the Seattle community bike to and from dinner dining at our host restaurants while raising funds for a different non-profit each year, with Bike Works being the chosen beneficiaries this year. For a list of participating restaurants, please visit http://www.viewhalloodesigns.com/spoke_restaurants.htm.
Rainier Valley Heritage Parade & Summer Streets Party
Saturday, August 17th, 11am - 4pm
Tell your neighbors, tell your friends! Saturday, August 17 is a Picnic in the Street along Rainier! This free event opens the city's largest public space - its streets - so people can walk, bike, roll, run, skip and shop - without having to watch out for cars! Summer Streets is partnering with the Rainier Chamber of Commerce, the 21st Annual Rainier Valley Heritage Parade and the Columbia City Business Association for some good old fashioned fun.
This year’s theme is “Eat in the Street.” Bring your blanket, lawn chairs and picnic basket and lounge along Rainier. Restaurants will be serving picnic food and expect to have of fun playing lawn games. We are also teaming up with the Columbia City Gallery for Art in the Alley and Jack Timmons and the Royal Room plan on hosting the second annual BBQ Cook-off.
Volunteer Repair Parties - Every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday!
Three times a week, Bike Works hosts drop-in bike repair parties for adults interested in helping us get
bikes out of landfills and back on the road. (VRP)
During these sessions, we repair donated bikes that are
re-donated to organizations like Treehouse, Farestart, and other local non-profits. VRP's also refurbish bicycles later distributed through our community bike shop and annual
Kids Bike Swap.
Each VRP session has a slightly different focus:
6:30pm - 9:30pm
Staff: Partnerships & Volunteer Coordinator
This night is open to folks of all skill, experience and confidence levels, but this time is especially dedicated to newcomers. On Thursday, we offer orientations to new volunteers.
(On Hiatus for the Summer starting June 18th. Will resume in late August)
6:30 - 9:30pm
Staff: Lead Mechanic
This session is set aside for volunteers who have done work with us before and both have more advanced skills and are looking to work on more complex projects with a professional mechanic.
10am – 1pm
Staff: Adult Program teachers / Recycle & Reuse Warehouse Staff
This morning is for volunteers who are interested in not just wrenching on bikes but also in other projects within our organization.
We hope to see you at one of our volunteer sessions soon!
A recent study sheds light on who is riding bicycles, and why some don't. To read more about it, click here.
Excerpts from article, SeattleBikeBlog.com
"About 24 percent of Seattle adults ride bikes a few times or more per year. Thirteen percent ride bikes a few times or more per month. Five percent of Seattle adults bike nearly every day."
"The biggest barrier to cycling? Access to a working bike. Only 40 percent of Seattle adults have access to a working bicycle, and whites are far more likely (43 percent) to have access to one than people of color (30 percent)."