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 for the freedom and agency that bikes provide. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and fulfilled on a first come, first serve basis.
We make every effort in our bike shop to build and sell bikes at an affordable price that meets a majority of income levels for members of our community. Consider talking to shop staff about what your price range and desired type of bike is for the most custom service in selecting a bike for yourself.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about partnership opportunities.
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 email@example.com to find out more or look at our Youth Programs page to sign up for our upcoming session!