Nov
18
Sat
Open Shop: Community Repair Space
Nov 18 @ 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).

Get a Punch Card

If you plan to use the space frequently then consider grabbing a punch card. Each space on the punch card is worth a full Open Shop Session (that is 3 hours of stand time per punch!). Punch cards are available in two increments:

  • 5 session punch card for $30 ($75 value)
  • 10 session punch card for $50 ($150 value)

You can purchase a punch card in the Warehouse during Open Shop hours (Saturdays from noon-5pm). For more information, please contact us!

BW Open Shop Punch Card 5

BW Open Shop Punch Punch Card 10


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.

Nov
19
Sun
Volunteer Repair Party (VRP) @ Bike Works' Hudson building
Nov 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!

Nov
21
Tue
Rainier Valley Greenways Monthly Meeting @ Bike Works Administrative Offices
Nov 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.

Nov
22
Wed
Social Ride in Celebration of Major Taylor’s 139th Birthday @ Bike Works Warehouse
Nov 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Major Taylor Ride

Hand drawn rendition of Major Taylor

Bike Works invites you join us as we celebrate the 139th birthday of Marshall “Major Taylor”, the Black Cyclone. Major Taylor had to brave more than the competition to become one of the most acclaimed cyclists of the world. As a teenager, Taylor burst onto the world stage and began winning renowned cycling competitions in an era where it was not uncommon for racers to suffer from sleep deprivation and hallucinations while drafting behind pace motorcycles, sometimes reaching speeds of 60 mph!
 
Ride with us to celebrate the birthday of the cycling champion who broke the color barrier and forever won a place of admiration and awe in our hearts and minds.

Ride with Us

Meet at the Bike Works warehouse (3715 S Hudson St. Seattle, WA 98118) at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 22nd. We will roll out by 6:30 p.m. following a route through Columbia City, Mt. Baker, and Central District ending at the newly opened Happy Grillmore to warm up with burgers, pie, brews, good company and conversation!
 
We will ride, rain or shine, so bring your rain gear, warm layers and lights! Bonus points to those who wear their Bike Works t-shirts and wool jerseys. All riders are free to disburse from the end point at their own leisure.
 
There will not be a return group ride to Bike Works. The pace will be casual. Fun is guaranteed!
 

RSVP

Send your R.S.V.P to Jasmine@bikeworks.org to let us know you’ll be joining us.
Can’t make it but still want to hang out with a community of like-minded people? Check out the other adult programs that Bike Works has to offer!
 

Happy Birthday Major Taylor!

Major Taylor rides on a velodrome

 

Nov
23
Thu
Volunteer Repair Party (VRP) @ Bike Works' Hudson building
Nov 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!

 

Nov
25
Sat
Open Shop: Community Repair Space
Nov 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).

Get a Punch Card

If you plan to use the space frequently then consider grabbing a punch card. Each space on the punch card is worth a full Open Shop Session (that is 3 hours of stand time per punch!). Punch cards are available in two increments:

  • 5 session punch card for $30 ($75 value)
  • 10 session punch card for $50 ($150 value)

You can purchase a punch card in the Warehouse during Open Shop hours (Saturdays from noon-5pm). For more information, please contact us!

BW Open Shop Punch Card 5

BW Open Shop Punch Punch Card 10


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.

Nov
26
Sun
Volunteer Repair Party (VRP) @ Bike Works' Hudson building
Nov 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!

Nov
30
Thu
Volunteer Repair Party (VRP) @ Bike Works' Hudson building
Nov 30 @ 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!

 

Dec
2
Sat
Open Shop: Community Repair Space
Dec 2 @ 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).

Get a Punch Card

If you plan to use the space frequently then consider grabbing a punch card. Each space on the punch card is worth a full Open Shop Session (that is 3 hours of stand time per punch!). Punch cards are available in two increments:

  • 5 session punch card for $30 ($75 value)
  • 10 session punch card for $50 ($150 value)

You can purchase a punch card in the Warehouse during Open Shop hours (Saturdays from noon-5pm). For more information, please contact us!

BW Open Shop Punch Card 5

BW Open Shop Punch Punch Card 10


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.

Dec
3
Sun
Volunteer Repair Party (VRP) @ Bike Works' Hudson building
Dec 3 @ 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!