The Bikes-for-All! (BFA) program provides free rebuilt bicycles & helmets to youth, adults, & families in Southeast Seattle & South King County, prioritizing the 98106, 98108, 98118, 98134, 98144, 98168, 98178 zip codes. 

Each year, Bike Works partners with dozens of schools and community organizations to give away hundreds of refurbished bikes. We believe that everyone should have access to cycling for fun, exercise, reliable transportation, and the freedom bikes provide.

Because systemic racism and inequality denies resources to members of marginalized communities, the BFA program was created to increase access for:

  • Youth
  • People from low-income households (see the graph below)
  • Black, Indigenous, People of Color
  • Women, transgender, & non-binary individuals
  • Immigrants & refugees
  • People experiencing homelessness
  • People with disabilities
King County Low Income Limits (by household size)150,400257,600364,800472,000

We have multiple ways to access a bike for transportation. If you have the means, please check our webstore or drop by our shop in Columbia City to access our reliable, refurbished, & affordable bicycles for sale.

Earn-a-Bike is our bike mechanics class for youth to learn mechanics skills through community service – participants work on a bike that will be donated to another youth in the community, and then fix up a second bike to keep. This program is offered on a sliding-scale basis with full scholarships available.

Learn more about youth Earn-a-Bike

If you are a representative of an organization or school that works with low-income families and are interested in receiving free bikes for the people you serve, please contact for more information about partnership opportunities and bulk giveaways.

Note: we only serve communities in Southeast Seattle and South King County.


If you are an individual applying for a bicycle and live within Southeast Seattle and South King County, you can complete our individual BFA application. We are currently accepting 10 online applications per month, and will reopen applications once we have fulfilled all orders. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we try to meet the high demand for bikes through this program. For questions about individual BFA applications, please contact

Note: completing this application does not guarantee that you will receive a bike. Applications may be rejected if you reside outside of our service area, if you fail to provide accurate contact information and we cannot contact you, or if you fail to respond to communications from us regarding your bike and scheduling a time to receive it.

individual bfa applications