FACTS & NUMBERS
With your help we have accomplished a tremendous amount in the last year.
- 467 youth served in our Earn-a-Bike classes, drop-in hours, camps, & community partnerships
- 2961 hours of community service logged by youth
- 70% of youth were youth of color
- 70% of youth received scholarships to cover program fees
- Weekly Street Burner rides & activities throughout the school year- including neighborhood rides, mountain biking, BMX riding, track racing, safety rodeos, & community events
- 5682 miles ridden by youth in Bike Works programs
- 6000+ customers served in our community bike shop
- 4049 bikes donated to Bike Works
What Your Gift Makes Possible
||Sponsor all of the young people on this summer’s Bike Touring 101 Camp—this week-long bike touring trip introduces 12-14 year olds to the joys of using the bicycle as transportation, camping and cooking in the outdoors, and fostering understandings of self-sufficiency and group support. This year’s camp will take place on the San Juan Islands.
||Sponsor one youth for our Bicycle Leaders Program—a multi-year program for older youth who give at least 120 hours of community service at Bike Works; they mentor other youth; develop their skills in an internship and become apprentices in the Bike Shop or Youth Instructors in our Summer Camps.
||Sponsor a young person in our Leadership Camp—for our more experienced students, youth gain confidence and leadership skills while learning about experiential education, leading rides, and risk management. This year, youth will tour the Gulf Islands of Canada and bike back to Seattle!
||Sponsor our Advanced Mechanics Course for youth who have completed our Beginning and Intermediate Classes and would like to learn the skills required to work in a bike shop as a mechanic.
||Sponsor one youth for our RAD (Ride All Day Camp) this summer—a one-week camp where youth learn about a new type of riding every day including mountain biking and BMX riding!
||Sponsor a young person in our signature Earn-a-Bike Program—an eight-week class where youths learn to fix bikes and give back to the community while earning a bike of their own.
Sponsor one activity for our Street Burner Rides Club— like BMXing, road riding, bike polo, or learning safety skills in bicycle rodeos. Bike Works maintains a fleet of bikes to lend to riders if they haven’t yet earned their own bike.
||Sponsor a youth for an afternoon of Earn-a-Bike drop-in—until they are 18, Earn-a-Bike graduates can come to these free weekly drop-in hours to hang out in a safe space, build their mechanic skills, and earn community service hours, which can later be traded for parts, accessories, and bikes.
Stay involved in the lives of young people and in your community. Your support makes a difference.