Bikes-for-all!

7/27/22: The Bikes-for-All! program is currently on hold while we catch-up with a backlog of applications. The application will be re-opened on this page; please check back regularly.

The Bikes-for-All! program provides free rebuilt bicycles & helmets to youth, adults, & families living in SE Seattle who are facing barriers. We believe that everyone should have access to cycling for fun, exercise, year-round reliable transportation, and the freedom and agency that bikes provide. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and fulfilled on a first come, first serve basis.

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

  • Youth
  • People from low-income households (see the graph below)
  • Black, Indigenous, People of Color
  • Women, Trans, non-binary individuals
  • Immigrants and Refugees
  • People experiencing homelessness
  • People with disabilities
King County Low Income Limits:(by household size)1

50,400

2

57,600

3

64,800

4

72,000

Since we have multiple ways to access a bike for transportation, if you have the means please check our webstore to access our general listings of reliable used affordable bicycles for sale. We appreciate your help by choosing the appropriate portal to make your purchase!

Each year, Bike Works partners with dozens of schools and community organizations to identify hundreds of low income families who have children ages 4 – 18 in need of a working bike and helmet. Youth bike giveaways are ongoing, as-needed, and target SE Seattle communities.

If you are a representative of an organization or school that works with low-income families, and are interested in working with us to receive free bikes for the people you serve, please contact marcus@bikeworks.org for more information about partnership opportunities. Please note that we only serve communities in Southeast Seattle and South King County.

GET IN TOUCH FOR BIKE GIVEAWAY PARTNERSHIPS

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 of their own to keep. Youth can also access bi-weekly volunteer bike repair drop-in sessions in our classrooms. Check out our youth programs page for upcoming Earn-a-Bike classes.

Learn more about youth programs