Aug
16
Thu
Volunteer Repair Party (VRP) @ Bike Works' Hudson building
Aug 16 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Volunteer Repair Parties (VRP) are drop-in, weekly bike repair parties for adults (age 18 and up). You do not need to be a skilled bike mechanic to help out. This is how most volunteers with Bike Works get their start.

To learn more about other volunteer opportunities, or to get started by filling out the online volunteer application, check out the volunteer page.

Background checks must be completed before volunteer opportunities can begin. For more information, contact our Program Team

We can’t wait to see you!

 

Aug
18
Sat
*CLOSED* Warehouse & Open Shop: Community Repair Space
Aug 18 all-day
Urban Ag Ride #3 With Rainier Valley Food Bank @ Bike Works
Aug 18 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

A rainbow array of cartoon cyclists ride along a path with a green background.

Heading into our 5th year in collaboration with Rainier Valley Food Bank, cyclists of all levels will  learn about our Southeast Seattle food system.

We will ride roughly 5 miles at a leisurely pace to local school gardens, community gardens, P-Patches, fruit orchards, and Rainier Valley Food Bank while exploring the intersections of social justice and food security. On this tour, we’ll visit:

Following the tour, we’ll enjoy tasty bites thanks to our fruitful partnership with Central Co-op.

The ride is completely FREE and family friendly. We ask that you register in advance here. Riders ages 12 and under are welcome on their own bikes with a guardian present, and children of any age are welcome on bike seats/tandems/trailer/trailing bikes/cargo bikes.

Don’t have wheels? No worries! Email morgan@familybike.org, at least one week before the ride, for free bike/electric bike/cargo bike rentals from Familybike Seattle.

This ride is the first in a series of four happening this summer. Read about the full lineup and register for free here.

BikeMobile at Seattle Center Global Playground @ Seattle Center Artists at Play
Aug 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Presented by Northwest Folklife and Seattle Center Global Playground is the perfect urban summertime celebration. Each day will feature exciting playground games, hands-on activities, live music and entertainment, and interactive dance workshops to get the whole family moving!

This program is designed for kids ages 4-12. Activities are fun for the whole family!

The Bike Works BikeMobile will be on hand from 5-7 pm every day during Global Playground to offer free bike maintenance for kids and sliding-scale for adults!

 

Check out the full event details on Facebook!

Aug
19
Sun
Volunteer Repair Party (VRP) @ Bike Works' Hudson building
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Volunteer Repair Parties (VRP) are drop-in, weekly bike repair parties for adults (age 18 and up). You do not need to be a skilled bike mechanic to help out. This is how most volunteers with Bike Works get their start.

To learn more about other volunteer opportunities, or to get started by filling out the online volunteer application, check out the volunteer page.

Background checks must be completed before volunteer opportunities can begin. For more information, contact our Program Team

We can’t wait to see you!

Aug
21
Tue
Rainier Valley Greenways Monthly Meeting @ Bike Works Administrative Offices
Aug 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Rainier Valley Greenways

Biking in South Seattle, Rainier, Seward Park, Hillman City.

Image Description: A kid holds up a white board supporting safe streets in Rainier Valley. They are standing in front of a table with lots of materials on it.

 

Seattle Neighborhood Greenways is a safe street advocacy organization. They are a rapidly growing volunteer coalition representing many neighborhoods across Seattle who plan and advocate for safe, equitable, and comfortable streets connecting us to the places we want to go.

Join your local chapter, the Rainier Valley Greenways to make your streets safer and more comfortable for everybody. Be a part of an organization making tangible change in your neighborhood.

Get Involved

Sign up to learn more, stay informed, and get involved! This Greenways group meets the third Tuesday of every month at Bike Works, 3715 S. Hudson Ave Suite #111.

Sign Up
 

Victories

  • The Safety Over Speeding campaign which pushed the city to improve Seattle’s most dangerous street – Rainier Ave S.
  • The N-S and E-W neighborhood greenways in our neighborhood.
  • The inequity around traffic signal timing in our community compared with more affluent an whiter communities in Seattle. Some signals now give people walking more time to cross the street!
  • And much more!

Goals

  • Safe speeds of 25 MPH along Rainier Avenue South and 20 MPH engineered in our community centers of Columbia City, Hillman City, and Rainier Beach with enforcement.
  • Safe & dignified crossings of Rainier Ave S where people driving stop for people walking, and people walking have enough to time cross before the traffic light changes.
  • A safe place for people to bike.
  • So much more!

If you are interested in other ways to make a difference in your community, check out the volunteer opportunities at Bike Works. Bike Works is always in need of folks willing to host a bike drives, wrench on kids bikes, or help at events.

Aug
23
Thu
Volunteer Repair Party (VRP) @ Bike Works' Hudson building
Aug 23 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Volunteer Repair Parties (VRP) are drop-in, weekly bike repair parties for adults (age 18 and up). You do not need to be a skilled bike mechanic to help out. This is how most volunteers with Bike Works get their start.

To learn more about other volunteer opportunities, or to get started by filling out the online volunteer application, check out the volunteer page.

Background checks must be completed before volunteer opportunities can begin. For more information, contact our Program Team

We can’t wait to see you!

 

Aug
25
Sat
Open Shop: Community Repair Space
Aug 25 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

What exactly is Open Shop?

Well, it is a self-directed space for adults to use our tools and repair stands with the help of a professional mechanic and volunteer “Hosts.” Open Shop is a friendly, safe, and non-judgmental environment to empower yourself to learn mechanics, help others, and build community! Fix that flat tire from last spring, or change out your handlebars to a comfort bar for commuting. There is no better way to demystify your bike than taking a wrench to it yourself!

Who can use the space?

Open Shop will be for adults only (+18).

Any work performed on your bike during open shop is your responsibility.

How much does it cost?

The space is available at a suggested cost of $5/hour for stand time, tools, and assistance.

Where is Open Shop?

Open Shop takes place in the heart of the Recycle & Reuse department, the Bike Works Warehouse. The Warehouse is located at 3715 S Hudson St. Seattle, WA 98118 – follow the driveway to the back of the building (park on the street and walk down the driveway or bike right on up to the front door).


Bike Works promotes the bicycle as a vehicle for change to empower youth and build resilient communities. To get involved, consider volunteering or taking a class!

It Saturday doesn’t fit with your schedule then check out another community resource just up the street from Bike Works – The Bikery! They are all about providing space for you to learn how to fix your bike yourself, just like Bike Works. Rad.

Aug
26
Sun
2nd Annual ‘Be Your Inner Superhero’ Ride
Aug 26 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Come dressed as your inner superhero and ride along Lake Washington Boulevard while it’s closed to cars on Bicycle Sunday!

Bike Works will be at Lake Washington Boulevard and 43rd Ave S in Genesee Park, across from the Mount Baker Rowing Club.

Get a FREE SCOOP of Molly Moon’s ice cream, fix up your bike at the BikeMobile, make chalk art, take your photo, and join hundreds of other cyclists of all ages and abilities along the waterfront. Costumes of all kinds are encouraged. We’ll have some Bike Works capes waiting for those who need a turbo boost.

Volunteer Repair Party (VRP) @ Bike Works' Hudson building
Aug 26 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Volunteer Repair Parties (VRP) are drop-in, weekly bike repair parties for adults (age 18 and up). You do not need to be a skilled bike mechanic to help out. This is how most volunteers with Bike Works get their start.

To learn more about other volunteer opportunities, or to get started by filling out the online volunteer application, check out the volunteer page.

Background checks must be completed before volunteer opportunities can begin. For more information, contact our Program Team

We can’t wait to see you!