Learn how to fix bikes! During these 4,6 and 8-week after-school program you can practice your skills on bikes we repair and give back to the community. When you have worked enough hours of community service on the bikes we fix up and donate, you can pick out and fix up your own bike, bike parts, or accessories! And every class graduate can continue to attend weekly Drop-In Earn-A-Bike hours, practice their skills and earn community service hours until they turn 18 or graduate from high school. They can also participate in our Street Burners Club activities – all for free! For more info see below.
The basics of bike repair: Fix a flat, basic overhauls and maintenance. Youth can earn a BMX bike with the completion of enough community service hours.
Completion of the Beginning Class is strongly recommended for this course. If you are in high school, 11 or older and feel qualified, please contact us for approval. This class covers more complex bike repair and allows youth to earn a geared bicycle.
Must have completed the Intermediate Class, earned a bike, and attended drop-in. A solid knowledge of basic bike repair is essential for this class as you will learn advanced systems. This is a great step into the bicycle leaders program.
2016 Earn-a-Bike Program Schedule
All classes operate between 3:30 and 6:30 to accommodate the Seattle Public School bell schedule changes. All students are expected to arrive on time as it is important to the learning process.
Spring Sessions: NEW SHORTER CLASSES!
Tuesday ALL BOY Beginner Repair Class: 9-17 year olds. Apr. 19 – May 10
Wednesday ALL GIRL Beginner Repair Class: 9 -17 year olds. Apr. 20-May 11
Friday Intermediate Repair Class: 11-17 year olds. Apr. 22 – May 27
Shorter Beginner Classes and More Class Options!
Wednesday Beginner Repair Class: 9-17 years old Sept. 28-Oct. 19 4:30 pm-6:30 pm
Thursday Beginner Repair Class: 9-17 years old Sept. 29-Oct. 20 4:00 pm-6:00 pm
Wednesday Beginner Repair Class: 9-17 years old Nov. 2-Nov. 30 4:00 pm-6:00 pm
Thursday Beginner Repair Class: 9-17 years old Nov. 3-Dec. 1 3:30 pm-5:30 pm
Friday Advanced Repair Class: 13-17 years old Sept. 30-Nov. 18 4:30 pm-6:30 pm
Earn-A-Bike Be sure to get on our mailing list, or swing by the shop to get your chance at a great program.
MAILING LIST Classes start quarterly throughout the school year. If you are interested in signing up for Earn-A-Bike, please email Programs with your name, birth date, phone number and mailing address. You will receive a registration form in the mail as soon as classes open for registration.
Choose the price most appropriate for your family finances. Class fees are on a sliding scale:
- Subsidized $50, $80, $120
- Actual Cost $200
Full scholarships available! Contact Us at 206-695-2416
All program fees and deposits are nonrefundable. In the event that a student needs to withdraw from a course they have already paid for, every attempt will be made to place them in the next available course, if possible and at the discretion of the Program Director.
Earn-A-Bike Drop-In Community Service
Earn-A-Bike Drop-In, open to graduates of our Earn-A-Bike class, empowers you to contribute to your community by refurbishing bicycles for people in need! As in Earn-A-Bike, you are rewarded for your hard work by earning bikes and parts as you log more hours. Each year our youth give 2,000 community service hours and repair over 150 bicycles for donation to youth in the community who cannot afford a bike. Open Drop-in hours (for EAB graduates only): See Street Burner calendar below for summer Drop-In hours; the standard Drop-In hours listed below will resume on September 10, 2015:
- Thursday 4:00-6:00 pm
- Saturday 2:00-5:00 pm
CHECK CALENDAR BELOW FOR CURRENT SCHEDULE!
Our Street Burners Club expands our activities to keep youth involved at Bike Works after they have graduated from our classes. Earn-a-Bike and Summer Camp graduates ride bikes together to celebrate their hard work, enjoy bicycling, and practice safe riding skills. Youth have been road riding, mountain biking, BMX riding, playing bike polo, and learning safety skills in bicycle rodeos for many years through Street Burners. Every year Bike Works offers many different types of after-school and weekend activities for the youth to stay active on their bikes, and we consistently ride over 5,000 miles each year on these neighborhood journeys. Bike Works keeps a fleet of bikes tuned up to lend out to riders if they haven’t yet earned their own bike and still want to ride with us.