Bikes-for-all!

The Bikes-for-All! program provides free rebuilt bicycles & helmets to youth, adults, & families in Southeast Seattle & South King County. 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.

Please note – Bikes-for-All! is on hold for the rest of 2022 as we work to fulfill as many existing applications as possible. Please check this page in early 2023 for the application.

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, transgender, & non-binary individuals
  • Immigrants & 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

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 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

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. We do our best to fill as many requests as possible. Completing this application does NOT guarantee the applicant a bike.