About bike works
BIKE WORKS PROMOTES THE BICYCLE AS A VEHICLE FOR CHANGE TO EMPOWER YOUTH AND BUILD RESILIENT COMMUNITIES.
MOBILIZED PEOPLE. THRIVING COMMUNITIES. HEALTHY PLANET.
Bike Works is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation. 100% of contributions are tax deductible. Federal tax identification number (TIN) is 91-1753062.
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.
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.
Our 2021-2025 Strategic Plan is centered on a goal to transform Bike Works into an antiracist organization. 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.
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