Adult Bike Repair Classes

Our Adult Programs offer the same fun, friendly, and accessible high-quality bike education as our Youth Programs and are open to people 18 years old and up! You can pay the full registration price or we offer reduced class prices in return for volunteer service. The volunteer work trade model is a way for us to give back to our volunteers and to invite our students to participate in our volunteer community.

Registration opens one month before the class begins. If you don’t see the class you want, then please check back later! Scroll down to register.


Bike Repair 101

In these classes, you will learn how to fix flats, overhaul bearing systems, and adjust gears & brakes. Participants will work on bikes provided by Bike Works. After you build your wrenching skills, bring your bike to our Open Shop community repair space to give your bike the tune-up it deserves, or attend our Volunteer Repair Parties to help Bike Works repair bikes that we donate back out into the community.

Virtual Bike Repair 101
A fresh take on our most popular class! Through a virtual approach, we will teach you how to fix a flat tire, overhaul basic bearing systems, replace cables and housing, and adjust brakes and shifting all from the comfort of your home.

Registered students will receive all supplies for their classes delivered to their homes if they live in the 98108, 98118, 98144, 98168, and 98178 zip codes – if you do not live in these zip codes, you will need to pick up the supplies (Mountain Bike/Stand/Tools) the week before classes start.  Students will need to return ALL tools and supplies, as well as the bikes after all of the classes have ended. After the bikes are checked, they will go to youth and adults in our Bikes-for-All program in SE Seattle.

Price is pay-what-you-can. Suggested tuition of $120, or $175 “pay-it-forward” to support another student (see Class Tuition section below).

Check back for more class dates in 2021


Shop Level Classes

Once a year our shop mechanics offer a series of classes exploring advanced skills around wheel building and other topics.

Virtual Wheel Building Class

Make the best of the winter by learning how to build your own wheels in the comfort of your home during four weekday sessions, every Tuesday and Thursday, on 12/8, 12/10, 12/15, and 12/17 from 6 – 9 PM.

Students are welcome to keep their wheels or donate them back to Bike Works for redistribution.  All tools and wheel building supplies must be returned at the end of the classes.

Registered students will receive all supplies for their classes delivered to their homes if they live in the 98108, 98118, 98144, 98168, and 98178 zip codes – if you do not live in these zip codes, you will need to pick up the supplies (Wheel Parts/Truing Stand/Tools) the week before classes start.  We will provide class supplies if you are donating your wheel back to Bike Works.  If you would like to buy supplies from the bike shop to build your own set of wheels please call us as soon as you register!

Price is pay-what-you-can. Suggested tuition of $120, or $175 “pay-it-forward” to support another student (see Class Tuition section below).

Check back for more class dates in 2021


Class Tuition

At Bike Works, all of our programming is on a sliding scale cost. Through this payment structure, we are able to provide programming for anyone who is interested in bike riding and repair, no matter what they can afford to pay. We believe that it is more important than ever to be creating access and opportunities for communities disproportionately affected by institutional racism, classism, and sexism. We ask that individuals and families who are able to pay the full cost of our classes help by paying it forward for community members who cannot afford to pay full price, or at all.