Youth Bicycle Classes & Activies
At Bike Works our youth programs are rooted in the belief that young people thrive when they are valued, feel a sense of belonging, and value themselves.Our youth programs offer an innovative combination of education, bicycle repair and ownership, outdoor activities, leadership development, and community service and include:
Bicycle Repair Classes (Earn-a-Bike Program)
Learn bicycle repair during these 4,6 and 8-week after-school programs in our Earn-a-Bike Series. The bikes we repair are given back to the community. When you have done enough hours of community service (by being in class or dropping in to the after school repair space) on the bikes we fix up and donate, you can pick out and fix up your own bike, bike parts, or accessories.
Bicycle Riding Clubs
After school and weekend riding camps are designed to encourage youth from diverse backgrounds to get on their bikes and keep pedaling.
Bicycle Summer Camps
Summer is a busy time for Bike Works with a variety of Day Camps and Overnight Camps that include riding, bike touring and bicycle repair programming.
Bicycle Giveaway Programs
We give away bikes to low-income youth through two programs UGottaGetABike and Kids Bike-o-Rama. UGottaGetABike goes to schools and community organizations to partner and give away bikes to groups of youth who need one. Kids Bike-o-Rama partners with Community based organizations to register low -income youth ages 4- 8 to receive a bike twice a year in June and December. If you are a school or community organization and want to learn more contact us.
Partnerships & Job Skills Training Program
After Bike Works partners extensively with schools and community organizations. One of our newest partnerships is our Bicycle Mechanic and Job Skills Training program that currently works with youth from two Seattle Public Schools- Summit Sierra and Interagency Academy. Youth spend half of their school day at Bike Works learning bike mechanic skills as well as job readiness skills. Youth who complete the program are eligible to apply to work aboard the BikeMobile.