Our Youth programs are rooted in the belief that young people thrive when they are valued, when they value themselves, and when they feel a sense of belonging. They are designed to engage youth in technical bike repair instruction and riding opportunities, which open doors to healthy development, active lifestyles, civic engagement, social justice advocacy, and environmental stewardship.

SUmmer camps

We offer physically challenging camps that allow youth to be active and explore their world by bicycle, and hone values for environmental stewardship, community engagement, leadership, social justice learning, and healthy living. All youth participants are required to complete a health and medical history form.

Community Drop-Ins

What are drop ins?

Participants will practice their bike repair skills, earn community service hours, have access to our stands & tools to occasionally work on their own projects, and have progressive opportunities to teach and mentor as they engage. Come to learn new mechanic skills, practice old skills, work towards earning a bike or parts for a bike, or just say what’s up and hangout! As in our Earn-A-Bike program, youth are rewarded for their hard work by earning bikes and parts as they log more hours. 

Riding Programs

Do you love riding your bike? Are you new to biking and want to explore more? Join us for one of our ride programs! 

Stay tuned for more information about 2024 riding programs, coming soon!

volunteer opportunities

Distance Series Volunteer: we are looking for volunteers (ages 18+) to assist our Bike Works Ride Leaders during our 2024 Distance Riding Series. This is a more intense road riding program leading up to the Seattle to Portland ride (STP) and the ideal candidates would feel comfortable supporting youth bike rides from 20-100 miles in length. Volunteers will assist Bike Works staff in teaching long distance and safety skills to middle and high school age youth as they sharpen their endurance, team building and road riding skills.

Volunteer orientation for this position will be on Saturday, April 13 at 11am. Distance Rides start Saturday, April 27th at 10am and continue on the following dates:

Saturdays (5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25, 06/01, 06/08, 06/15, 06/22)

Wednesdays and Fridays (06/26, 06/28, 07/03, 07/05)

School Based Volunteer: we are looking for volunteers (ages 18+) to assist our after-school riding clubs with youth ages 12-18! A dedication of 2-3 hours per week with the capacity to stay through the full school year (or the quarter) is ideal to maintain consistency for our students. A passion for riding bikes, traffic safety and sharing joy is a must-have and prior experience working with youth is greatly appreciated. Volunteers assist our Bike Works Ride Leaders during group rides and while teaching road riding skills around the South Seattle area.