Bikecitement! 2021:
Bike Works’ 25th Anniversary

Annual Fundraising Celebration & Auction

Sunday, June 13th, 2021

Our 25th anniversary event was an inspiring, heartwarming celebration of community, cycling, and social justice. Together, we raised $343,000 to support Bike Works’ bicycle access and education programs. Thank you to all the sponsors, table captains, auction donors, and guests who made this happen.

Check out our anniversary video, Vehicle4Change, capturing some reflections from our staff about how they feel about the bicycle, and describing the activism, community organizing, and leadership work they do in and out of Bike Works. Featuring Bike Works Executive Director Ed Ewing, Recycle & Reuse Coordinator Allie Sarfaty, Youth Mentor Elisa Diaz, and Job Skills Readiness Coordinator Ashley Moore. Created by DJ Walker of Blerrd Vision Media.

Couldn’t attend this year’s Bikecitement! event but still want to support our bicycle access and education programs? We accept donations year-round.

We can’t wait to (hopefully) celebrate together in-person in 2022! Check back on this page for updates about next year.

Bikecitement! Special Musical Guest: Ahamefule J. Oluo

Photo by Naomi Ishisaka

Ahamefule J. Oluo is a Seattle-based multi-instrumentalist, composer, writer, and stand-up comedian. He is a founding member & trumpet player in the award-winning jazz-punk quartet Industrial Revelation, was a semi-finalist in NBC’s Stand Up for Diversity comedy competition, & co-produced comedian (and writing partner) Hari Kondabolu’s albums Waiting for 2042 and Mainstream American Comic, for Kill Rock Stars. Oluo has appeared on This American Life and is a recipient of the prestigious Creative Capital Award. He has premiered two autobiographical musicals at the Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival: Now I’m Fine (2016), which New York Times theater critic Ben Brantley described as “a New Orleans funeral march orchestrated by Arnold Schoenberg,” and Susan (2020), which Brantley called “virtuosic” and “crackerjack.” Now I’m Fine was adapted into the film Thin Skin, co-written, starring, and scored by Oluo. Thin Skin premiered in 2020 to glowing reviews and won Best Director at the Harlem Film Festival.

Our 25th Anniversary sponsors make this event possible. Please let us know if you or a company you know might be interested in joining this incredible community of sponsors.