Bikecitement! 2022

Annual Fundraising Celebration

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Thank you to everybody who participated in Bikecitement! on May 22, 2022. Through ticket sales, sponsorships, the “Fund-A-Future” paddle raise, raffle tickets, dessert dash, a “Eds or Tails” game, individual fundraisers, and additional gifts, our community raised over $338,000 to fund bike access and education programming.

From the rockin’ energy of The Black Tones, to the adventurous costumes and fab spring attire, to DJ Brownstone delivering grooves, to the buzz of excitement and emotion to be joining together for a mission we all believe in, we couldn’t be more honored to have spent the afternoon with so many wonderful people. Thank you so much for being a part of what makes our community so special.

To relive the magic, check out our complete photo album from the event on Facebook, courtesy of CB Bell.

Did you attend Bikecitement! Choose Your Own Adventure as a guest? We’d love to hear your feedback so that we can make the event as fun, accessible, and successful as possible.


Thank you to Michael B. Maine for capturing the moving stories shared on stage at the event. You can find a complete video playlist from the event here. You will also find some film highlights, below, from Ed Ewing, Executive Director of Bike Works, and Ivory Brooks, Principal at Rainier Beach High School and Bike Works Board Member.

Watch Executive Director Ed Ewing’s welcome at Bikecitement! on May 22, 2022

Watch Rainier Beach High School Principal Ivory Brooks describe the spirit of Bikecitement! on May 22, 2022


The Black Tones

Seattle-based rock ‘n’ roll band, The Black Tones, welcome audiences into their musical family every time they take the stage. Whether sharing an evening with the group as it opens for Weezer, Death Cab for Cutie or Mavis Staples, or rocking a late night gig as the band headlines its own show (with mother and siblings in tow) at a prominent Emerald City venue, to know The Black Tones is to be a part of their extended sonic kin. 

Founded by twin siblings, Eva and Cedric Walker, the band has grown from humble beginnings in their grandmother’s basement to receiving accolades from outlets like KEXP, which named their debut LP, Cobain & Cornbread (recorded by the legendary Jack Endino), the #17 album of 2019; The Seattle Times, which dubbed the group one of the 15 Most Influential Artists of the past decade; and NPR, which named the band one of Seattle’s 15 groups redefining the city. 

But while these accomplishments are lofty, Eva and Cedric keep their feet firmly on the ground, maintaining warmth and humility. The Black Tones, which has already traversed the U.S. playing festivals in Nevada, Mississippi and Oregon, and boasts their own hate group-fighting 8-bit video game, will look to the new year with vigor, releasing a 7” on Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready’s record label in March. Undoubtedly, the band will pop up on the soundtrack to a family reunion near you.  

Watch The Black Tones‘ opening set at Bikecitement! on May 22, 2022


Sponsorship

We are recruiting sponsors to make our community events possible this year, including our free community rides, “bicycle stories”, and Bikecitement! Annual sponsors from $1,000 to $100,000+ receive the same amazing visibility benefits at all of our events, plus tickets to Bikecitement! and an invitation to participate in equity-focused conversations with other sponsors. Or, if you’d like to “sponsor a sponsorship” for a local business, we’d love to help you “choose your own adventure” that supports Bike Works and another cool company at the same time.