About bike works

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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


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


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.


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.


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.


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


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.

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

2017 Tax Audit Report (pdf)

2016 Tax Audit Report (pdf)

2018 At A Glance

Educating Youth!

1,582 youth participants in our Earn-a-Bike classes, drop-in hours, camps, & community partnerships
74% youth of color
100% of scholarship needs met

Promoting Bicycling!

1,196 adult participants in through our repair classes and volunteer opportunities

Recycling Bikes!

244,755 pounds of material was diverted from the waste stream
6,993 bikes donated to Bike Works

Serving the Community!

96 community partners
11,640 transactions in the community enterprise bike shop

Strategic Plan

Download 2017 – 2020 Plan (pdf)

Download 2011 – 2016 Plan (pdf)

Annual Report CardAnnual Newsletter990
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