About bike works

Our Mission

Bike Works promotes the bicycle as a vehicle for change to empower youth and build resilient communities.

Our Vision

Mobilized people. Thriving communities. Healthy planet.

Our Values

Bicycling

We believe that bicycling is an accessible form of transportation that promotes public health, builds confidence, encourages environmental stewardship and strengthens community.

Youth

We are committed to youth empowerment. We provide youth opportunities to grow as leaders, give back to the community, work together and see themselves as owners and creators of our collective future.

Community

We work to build strong, supportive, inclusive community. We welcome and respect diversity of experience, identity and opinion and believe that collaboration is a powerful tool for social change.

Education

We believe that we are all teachers and learners, and we strive to be a place where we can work, learn, and grow together. Through our work we foster creativity, critical thinking, curiosity and cooperation.

Access

We are committed to making cycling accessible, affordable and welcoming to people of all backgrounds, abilities and incomes.

Environment

We believe that respecting and connecting to the world around us leads to more livable communities. To that end, we practice and encourage waste reduction and reuse, prolong the life of bicycles, promote cycling and teach environmental stewardship.

Social Justice

Inequalities of wealth and opportunity in our community privilege some and marginalize others. We see bicycles as vehicles of empowerment, and our work as contributing to creating a more just and equitable world.


Commitment to Racial Equity

This statement is to inform our community about the work we have done and are doing to transform Bike Works into an antiracist organization. And to acknowledge the hard work ahead achieve that vision. We ask you, our community, to hold us accountable to this commitment and to join us.

We acknowledge that oppression take many forms including racism, sexism, ableism, classism, but that in our country, racism hurts every oppressed community. We have chosen to focus specifically on racial equity as a leverage point to work towards justice for all.

Download our Strategic Plan (2021 – 2025) which centers racial equity, and our Racial Equity Action Plan (2017 – 2020).

Read this blog post, We all have work to do, from June of 2020 in response to the nationwide reckoning with racial justice and institutional racism.


Charity Info

Bike Works is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation. 100% of contributions are tax deductible.

The full legal name and address of Bike Works is:

Bike Works Seattle
3709 S Ferdinand Street
Seattle, WA  98118

Bike Works’ federal tax identification number (TIN) is 91-1753062.

Tax Audit Information

2019 Tax Audit Report (pdf)

2018 Tax Audit Report (pdf)

2017 Tax Audit Report (pdf)

2016 Tax Audit Report (pdf)


2019 At A Glance

Bike Works annual report card with figures of participants and other transactions:
2,197 youth participants in our Earn-a-Bike classes, drop-in hours, camps, & community partnerships
72% from SE Seattle
100% of scholarship needs met
1,041 adult participants in through our repair classes and volunteer opportunities
907 bikes given away to low-income youth & adults
281,330 pounds of material was diverted from the waste stream
8,038 bikes donated to Bike Works
100+ community partners
10,330 transactions in the community enterprise bike shop
7,619 youth & adult volunteer hours

Strategic Plan

Download 2021 – 2025 Strategic Plan (pdf)

Watch the public roll-out of our 2021- 2025 Strategic Plan, from February 2021.

Download 2017 – 2020 Plan (pdf)

Download Racial Equity Action Plan 2017 – 2020 (pdf)

Download 2011 – 2016 Plan (pdf)

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