Bikes-for-all!

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 programs@bikeworks.org for more information about partnership opportunities.

GET IN TOUCH FOR BIKE GIVEAWAY PARTNERSHIPS

If you are a youth between the ages of 9-18, we encourage you to join us in our signature Earn-a-Bike program so you can take a class in order to build your own bike to keep!

Classes run quarterly, are sliding scale (no one is turned away for a lack of funds), and allow youth to pick out a bike to build up and also grant access to free weekly bike repair sessions to keep your ride running, or to build more bikes, as well as free community bike rides until you turn 18. Please contact youthprograms@bikeworks.org to find out more or look at our Youth Programs page to sign up for our upcoming session!

Learn more about youth programs