Feb
18
Tue
Rainier Valley Greenways Monthly Meeting @ Bike Works Administrative Offices
Feb 18 @ 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.

Feb
19
Wed
Warehouse Open @ Bike Works Warehouse
Feb 19 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Come shop at the Warehouse every Wednesday and Saturday from 12 – 5 PM. Members of the public are welcome to dig through bins and browse for as-is bikes, used parts, and accessories.

On Saturdays, the Warehouse is open at the same time as Open Shop, so a great opportunity to find parts for a project and then get some professional advice from one of our Recycle & Reuse mechanics.

The Warehouse is located down the driveway off of S Hudson St, with the Bike Works brick office building on the left side.

Free Public Tours of Bike Works
Feb 19 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Every 3rd Wednesday from 5 – 6 PM, we offer free public tours of our shop, warehouse, classrooms, and BikeMobile, so that more folks can get a better idea of what happens behind the scenes, and the scope of work going on here at Bike Works. Let us know you’re coming by emailing Elise at elise@bikeworks.org.

Get Spoked! Womxn, Trans, Gender Non-Binary Volunteer Repair Party & Open Shop
Feb 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

*Note: Get Spoked has been changed from 1st Wednesdays to 3rd Wednesdays, effective June 2019. We’re hoping that you bicycle-loving folx will be able to attend the Seattle Bike Advisory Board’s monthly 1st Wed meetingsThe Bikery‘s 2nd Wed WTF open shop, and Get Spoked on 3rd Weds! Here’s to spending EVERY Wednesday in support of bicycling & mobility justice.*

Every THIRD Wednesday of the month from 6 – 9 PM, we’re hosting a Volunteer Repair Party (VRP)/Open Shop specifically for folks who identify as women, trans, or gender non-binary to come together in an inclusive space to repair bikes for the community, or get help from an experienced mechanic to work on your own bike.

All mechanic skills, experiences, and confidence levels are welcome! Nothing demystifies bike mechanics like picking up a wrench under the non-judgmental mentorship of a Bike Works staff person.

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

Contact adults@bikeworks.org with any questions.

 

Feb
20
Thu
Volunteer Repair Party (VRP) @ Bike Works' Hudson building
Feb 20 @ 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!

 

Feb
21
Fri
Pint Week at Flying Bike! @ Flying Bike Brewery
Feb 21 – Feb 27 all-day

All week from 2/21 – 2/27, $1 from every featured Bike Works beer sold at Flying Bike Brewery in Greenwood will benefit Bike Works! Come on through to your favorite cooperatively-managed bike-friendly brewery and support Bike Works with a tasty brew. You can also drop off bikes, parts, & accessories to the brewery all week and we’ll donate them to Bike Works!

On 2/25, Flying Bike Board Member David and his partner Brigitte will be giving a presentation on a recent bike trip they took together…on a tandem!
More event details on Facebook here!

On 2/27, Bike Works staff will be in the brewery with fantastic raffle prizes and swag to share!
More event details on Facebook here!

Pint Week to benefit Bike Works is the perfect excuse to stop by Flying Bike Brewery this week. Come join the fun.

RSVP and invite your friends on Facebook here! 

Feb
22
Sat
Open Shop: Community Repair Space!
Feb 22 @ 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.

Warehouse Open @ Bike Works Warehouse
Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Come shop at the Warehouse every Wednesday and Saturday from 12 – 5 PM. Members of the public are welcome to dig through bins and browse for as-is bikes, used parts, and accessories.

On Saturdays, the Warehouse is open at the same time as Open Shop, so a great opportunity to find parts for a project and then get some professional advice from one of our Recycle & Reuse mechanics.

The Warehouse is located down the driveway off of S Hudson St, with the Bike Works brick office building on the left side.

Feb
23
Sun
Volunteer Repair Party (VRP) @ Bike Works' Hudson building
Feb 23 @ 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!

Feb
25
Tue
Bike Touring with David Wiegand @ Flying Bike Brewery
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Have you ever wondered what it takes to go on a long distance self supported bicycle tour? Join FBCB Member David Wiegand as he presents his experiences & knowledge gained about bicycle touring, including highlights from a 4,763 mile cross country trip From Seattle to Quebec (via Boston), as well as a summer 2019 West Coast trip to Santa Barbara, CA. Find out what preparations one needs to make, planning & gear considerations, and the logistics to take into account when setting out for your bike trip of a lifetime!

The presentation will start at 7 PM. Come early to grab a seat and a pint of our hazy blend: Two Hazies, Endless Possibilities named for the Bike Works Youth Programming Initiative. One dollar of every pint sold of this beer for the week will benefit Bike Works all week long!

A crowded brewery with a bike on the far wall and a rainbow flag on the right.

Invite your friends by RSVP-ing to the Facebook event here!