The Life of a Bike at Bike Works

Danny MRF May 2016It was a busy day for Bike Works at the Recology CleanScapes Material Reclamation Facility. There were 120+ bikes in this container – that’s a lot of discarded bicycles that could potentially get back out on the road.

Thanks to Bike Works’ partnership with Recology CleanScapes, bicycles and bike parts can be donated at four King County Recycling & Transfer stations. All of those bikes are transported to the Georgetown facility where Bike Works staff visit and sort through everything twice a week.

Not all of these bikes make it back to the Bike Works Headquarters mind you, a lot are responsibly recycled right there at Recology CleanScapes. The other bicycles continue to be sorted and dispersed one way or another throughout the community as part of what we call The Life of a Bike at Bike Works.

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At Bike Works, it all starts with a bicycle and those bicycles come from people like you. Your donations make it possible for Bike Works to continue to grow and impact more youth, like the Job Skills Training Program which teaches youth bike mechanics, jobs skills, and allows them to earn a bike.photo 4

Bike Works is always in need more usable bicycles for the classrooms, donations, and community bike shop. If you have a bike that you no longer need, please consider donating it to Bike Works and help encourage the health of people and our planet.