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.

All summer camps start and end at the Bike Works Classrooms in Columbia City. All bicycles and supplies are provided by Bike Works. All fees are sliding-scale.


2022 Summer camps

Black Girls Bike (Y-WE/Bike Works Partnership)

June 27 – July 1
Ages: 13-18

We are partnering with Young Women Empowered (Y-WE) this summer to deliver Black Girls/NB Bike as part of Y-WE’s Black Girls/Non-binary Summer of Wellness. In this program, participants will get to ride around Seattle, learn the rules of the road, basic bike safety, how to fix a flat tire, and more. You don’t have to have a bike or know how to ride to participate. There is an opportunity to earn a bike. Lunch and snacks will be provided. This program is open to Black identifying cis and trans girls and non-binary youth ages 13-18. All Y-WE programs are free to the participant, however if you would like to earn a bike that will cost $20. Camp runs from 10 AM – 4 PM daily.


JUSTICE JOURNEY R.I.D.E.S. CAMP

July 25-29
Ages 13-15

In this camp we will discuss the concept of social justice while riding to local sites of importance, creating a justice site map for the City of Seattle and future explorations! Camp starts at 10 AM and goes until 4 PM everyday.

We regret to announce that Justice Journey RIDES camp will be canceled. Thank you for your interest in Bike Works summer camps and please sign up for our monthly newsletter to stay informed about future cycling, mechanics, and leadership opportunities for youth.


BIPOC Mountain Bike Camp (Sweetlines/Bike Works Partnership)

August 1 – 5
Ages 14 – 18

Learn how to ride mountain bikes (MTB) and grow your confidence with expert coaching! In our amazing MTB All Day camp, we are partnering with Sweetlines MTB Coaching to learn some new skills and test your finesse and stamina along the way. This camp is reserved for youth that identify as Black, Indigenous, or People of Color. Camp starts at 10 AM and goes until 4 PM every day. This camp is FREE for participants – Kat Sweet is generously covering the cost of camp.

This camp is full. Thank you for your interest.

BIPOC Half-Day Mountain Bike Camp (Sweetlines/Bike Works Partnership)

August 15-18
Ages 11-1
6

Learn how to ride mountain bikes (MTB) and grow your confidence with expert coaching! In our amazing MTB half-day camp, we are partnering with Sweetlines MTB Coaching to learn some new skills and test your finesse and stamina along the way. This camp is reserved for youth that identify as Black, Indigenous, or People of Color. Camp starts at 10 AM and goes until 1 PM every day. This camp is FREE for participants – Kat Sweet is generously covering the cost of camp.

This camp is full. Thank you for your interest.


Earn-A-Bike

August 15 – 19
Ages 11-13

Learn how to fix bikes slotted for our bike giveaway program, earn community service hours, and ultimately Earn-a-Bike! In addition to working on donated bike projects, participants can pick out and fix up a bike to keep, or earn cool bike parts and accessories! Graduates of EAB can access our Community Drop-in sessions. Camp starts at 10 AM and goes until 1 PM every day.

This camp is full. Thank you for your interest.

Earn-A-Bike

August 22 – 26
Ages 14-16

Learn how to fix bikes slotted for our bike giveaway program, earn community service hours, and ultimately Earn-a-Bike! In addition to working on donated bike projects, participants can pick out and fix up a bike to keep, or earn cool bike parts and accessories! Graduates of EAB can access our Community Drop-in sessions. Camp starts at 10 AM and goes until 1 PM every day.

This camp is full. Thank you for your interest.


** PAYMENT INFO**

Bike Works strives to make programming accessible to all youth.

*At Bike Works, all of our programming is on a sliding scale cost. Through this payment structure, we are able to provide programming for anyone who is interested in bike riding and repair, no matter what they can afford to pay. We believe that it is more important than ever to be creating access and opportunities for communities disproportionately affected by institutional racism, classism, and sexism. We ask that individuals and families who are able to pay the full cost of our classes help by paying it forward for community members who cannot afford to pay full price, or at all.