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.
2023 Summer camps
Black Girls Bike (Y-WE/Bike Works Partnership)
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. Apply here!
Intro to touring Camp
July 31-August 4
In this camp we will discuss the bike touring/bike camping skills Monday and Tuesday. On Wednesday morning we will hit the road for 2 nights of bike camping across the sound! If you are interested in self-supported adventures on your bike, this camp is a great place to start. We will provide all gear necessary for this camp.
Register for Intro to Bike Touring Camp here!
In this two day camp we will gather our gear and head out for a single overnight! Meeting at Bike Works 8 am on Tuesday morning for some community building, we will ride out to our campsite and set up camp to celebrate the end of the summer! Camp is open to anybody who has participated in a Bike Works riding program in the past.
If you are unsure whether or not you are eligible for this camp, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com!
Register for Alumni Micro Tour here!
Mountain-Bike All Day (MAD) Camp
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 going to meet at Bike Works Classroom A to get your bikes fitted and geared up, then we drive everyone to Duthie Hill Mountain Bike Park located in Issaquah, WA. Camp starts at 10 AM and goes until 4 PM every day.
Register for Mountain Bike ALL Day Camp here!
BIPOC Mountain-Bike All Day (MAD) Camp
This camp is reserved for youth that identify as Black, Indigenous, or People of Color. Learn how to ride mountain bikes (MTB) and grow your confidence with expert coaching! In our amazing MTB All Day camp, we will be going to Duthie Hill Mountain Bike Park for the week located in Issaquah, WA. Camp starts at 10 AM and goes until 4 PM every day.
THIS CAMP IS FULL, REGISTRATION CLOSED.
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.
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. 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.
** 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.