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


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.

2015 At A Glance

Educating Youth!

1,127 youth participants in our Earn-a-Bike classes, drop-in hours, camps, & community partnerships.
212 kids received bikes through the Kids Bike-o-Rama
75% of youth received scholarships to cover program fees

Promoting Bicycling!

92 community partners collaborated with Bike Works through events, classes, bike giveaways, and more
899 adult participants in through our repair classes and volunteer opportunities
6,976 miles ridden by youth in Bike Works programs

Recycling Bikes!

14,729 transactions in our community bike shop
216,000+ pounds of material was diverted from the waste stream
6,262 bikes donated to Bike Works

Strategic Plan

Download 2017 – 2020 Plan (pdf)

Download 2011 – 2016 Plan (pdf)


Annual Report Card Annual Newsletter 990
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