Come enjoy wine and music while supporting your favorite bicycle nonprofit. On Sunday, August 13th Eleven Winery will be donating 100% of their tasting fees and 10% of bottle purchases to Bike Works.
This fall, the Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) came together and made this awesome, “I Bike Because” video to highlight bicycling in the Rainier Valley.
The Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) is made up of truly amazing Bike Works youth that are dedicated to facilitating conversation and decision making at Bike Works and reflect the wishes of Bike Works youth. They are driven and devoted to furthering the mission and vision of the Bike Works community. They are awesome!
The YAC are the young leaders and mentors at Bike Works. They are active members in their community, volunteering at events like Kids Bike-o-Rama (Pictured: Noah and Erika volunteering at Kids Bike-o-Rama. Erika is wearing her YAC sweatshirt, designed by the youth themselves!), acting as peer mentors at Bike Works drop-in mechanic sessions, and representing Seattle on the national Youth Bicycle Summit.
Every year, a group of young leaders head to the National Youth Bike Summit to have their voices heard and represent Seattle at the national level.
The Youth Bike Summit is a unique opportunity for our youth to engage the local community and strengthen the national bicycle movement while learning the skills they need to become empowered bicycle leaders. It’s also an incredible chance for youth involved with Bike Works to form significant and impactful relationships within the larger cycling and advocacy community.
This year, it will be hosted in Washington D.C. by Phoenix Bikes.
When we support each other we can all achieve more. You can support our young leaders by making a contribution today. Your contribution will directly support the leadership development intrinsic in Bike Works programming.
Bike Works is hosting BambuHub for a 3-day bamboo bike workshop this summer July 28-30 with John Climaco, an experienced bamboo craftsman. John has collaborated with the renowned Craig Calfee and has been building bamboo bikes for the past 10 years in the US and the Philippines.
Bamboo is a sustainable, high performance material, that also makes for beautiful, one of a kind frames.
The small workshop is $650 and includes 3 full days of bike building, breakfast, lunch and camaraderie. With a max of 5 students per workshop, these classes fill up quickly.
For more on Bamboo bikes, check out this informative article in Momentum Mag.
For questions please contact Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Earn-a-Bike alert! Claudia Tamez is a Brownsville resident who wanted to ride her bike in her seemingly bike unfriendly city. Listen to her TED Talk about finding a community through bicycling, the evolution of the Brownsville bicycle movement, and the Brownsville Bike Barn Earn-a-Bike program. This is what biking is all about.
Come dressed as your inner super hero! Stop by and join in on the fun with face painting, bicycle decorating, and a Super Hero scavenger hunt!
The Community Bike Shop is now open later than ever before. The new hours for the summer are:
Monday – Thursday: 12pm – 7pm
Friday – Sunday: 10am – 6pm
See you soon!
Tomorrow Bike Works is joining more than 1,000 local nonprofits for GiveBIG to help make the Seattle area a stronger, more vibrant community. Your gift can make a BIG impact in lives of the youth and adults who need the transformative power of the bicycle.
Bike Works secured $20,500 in matching funds and we need your help to secure these funds!
A BIG thank you to our GiveBIG Bike Works matching pool donors: Larry Engel, Donna Sakson, Becky Chan, and Crispin Wilson-Olsen! These supporters doubled or tripled their annual gifts to Bike Works in hopes of inspiring you, their fellow Bike Works stewards, to donate as well. Please consider joining Larry, Donna, Becky, and Crispin by giving a BIG gift of $125 or more to Bike Works!
Have you ever had your bike stolen? Do you manage a bike shop?
Help fight back against bike theft! Join us for a panel discussion on bike theft and indexing on May 16 at Metier. The region’s leading experts on addressing bike theft will discuss the current state of the problem and what we can do about it.
Panel Discussion on Bike Theft & Indexing
Tuesday, May 16
6:30 – 8 p.m.
Métier, 1017 E Union St, Seattle WA 98122
Bryan Hance, Bike Index
Brock Howell, Bicycle Security Advocates
Kendra Borzio, UWPD
Seattle Police Department
Commute Seattle, Bicycle Security Advocates, Bike Index, Bike Works, Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance, Métier, Seattle Bike Blog, Seattle Neighborhood Greenways, Sportworks Racks, TiGr Locks
Show-up before 6:30 p.m. to get your beers and food and settle down. Listen to the panelists’ presentations for about an hour. Participate in a moderated Q&A for the last 20 minutes. Then stick around after 8 p.m to continue the conversation over drinks.
Earlier in the day on May 16, Bryan Hance of Bike Index, Brock Howell of Bicycle Security Advocates, and the Seattle Police Department will make a special briefing to the Seattle City Council Sustainability & Transportation Committee on bike theft and indexing.
Would your organization/business like to also co-sponsor by telling your e-newsletter list or social media followers about the event? Email us at brock@
RSVP not required but very appreciated.
Bike Works is hiring!
The Bike Works Bike Shop and Warehouse are now accepting applications for both full and part-time mechanic and retail positions. In addition to running a full-service repair shop, we fix and refurbish every type of used bicycle for sale. We provide service to the diverse, dynamic, and growing, Rainier Valley and surrounding neighborhoods. Bike Works promotes the bicycle as a vehicle for change to empower youth and build resilient communities, with an environmental stewardship and social justice lens.
Experienced applicants are encouraged to send a resume to Kellen@bikeworks.org or drop off a copy at our storefront in Columbia City.