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Pedal-powered music collective will play three shows in Seattle this week

Pleasant Revolution doesn’t just tour by bike, their shows are even literally powered by bikes. During three shows in Seattle this week they are calling the Biketopia Music Festival, members of the audience will pedal stationary bikes to generate the … Continue reading

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Drink beers for Bike Works Wednesday

Gotta highlight this event Wednesday (tonight!) at Peddler Brewing. Drink beer to benefit Bike Works. It doesn’t get easier than that! More details from the event listing: On Wednesday, June 29th from 4-10 pm, Peddler Brewing Company will be donating … Continue reading

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Sunday: Bike Works Warehouse Sale + Our calendar is now easier to use (& still free!)

The annual Bike Works Warehouse sale is Sunday (as advertised on this site). This sale is your chance to score great and unique deals while supporting Bike Works’ amazing community and youth programming. Have you been thinking about taking up … Continue reading

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King 5: BikeMobile empowers youth and serves areas where bike shops are rare

King 5 has been doing a lot of great work recently when it comes to bikes and safe streets. I don’t know what’s gotten into them, but I hope it’s permanent! For example, a news team went out with the … Continue reading

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Bike Works auction brings in $145,000

I made a fool of myself for the Bike Works annual auction last month, and it was totally worth it. I look forward to volunteering for the auction every year. There’s just so much positive energy, and youth enrolled in … Continue reading

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What can bike advocates learn from the Youth Bike Summit?

Thanks to a lot of hard work by the folks from Bike Works, Seattle hosted the Youth Bike Summit this month. An annual gathering of youth-focused bike organizers, the fifth summit was the first one outside of New York. I … Continue reading

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Bike Works hosts the Youth Bike Summit this weekend

Young people from all over the country are heading to Seattle this weekend to talk bikes. The annual Youth Bike Summit has been held in New York City for the past four years, so Seattle is the second-ever host city … Continue reading

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After break-ins, Boeing employees donate big to Bike Works

After hearing about a string of break-ins at Bike Works a couple months ago, Boeing Employees reached out and offered some big bucks to help the Columbia City organization. The Employees Community Fund of Boeing Puget Sound, which is made … Continue reading

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Listen: KUOW on Rainier Ave’s speeding problem + Meeting tonight

Rainier Ave has a serious speeding problem. But, of course, that speeding problem is actually a symptom caused by the street’s dangerous, highway-style design problem. Four lanes of traffic splitting through bustling neighborhood centers and business districts is inherently dangerous. … Continue reading

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Someone keeps stealing from Bike Works, so now they’re low on BMX bikes

Bike theft sucks, but stealing from Bike Works? That’s seriously messed up. Unfortunately, some person (or persons) missing a moral compass has been hitting Bike Works hard this past week, stealing as many as 20 bikes that young bike repair … Continue reading

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Bike Works one of 4 Seattle shops among ‘America’s best bike shops’

Seattle has four of the best bike shops in the country, according to the 2014 list from the National Bicycle Dealers Association. Bike Works, Gregg’s Cycle, The Bicycle Repair Shop and Montlake Bicycle Shop all made the list, which is … Continue reading

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Columbia City shaken after person drives into building + Community walk Friday

Columbia City residents and workers are still shaken up after someone drove into a hair salon last week and broke through the inside wall before coming to a rest inside the deli next door. Seven people were injured, including several … Continue reading

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Super Cool Job Alert: Recycling and Reuse Manager at Bike Works + Godspeed, Donald!

Donald Villarreal made his first appearance on Seattle Bike Blog in one of our first ever stories, which was about Bike Works’ volunteer repair parties. Also featured in that story: Davey Oil, who would later leave Bike Works to start … Continue reading

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Bike Works will host 2015 Youth Bike Summit + Notes from the auction

From its humble beginnings in a yellow house on Ferdinand Street in Columbia City, Bike Works continues to grow at an amazing pace. Their expanded reach is easy to see as both their programs and their annual auctions outgrow their … Continue reading

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Get your tickets to the 2014 Bike Works auction + A chance to score that amazing Seahawks bike

Remember that amazing Seattle-made, Seahawks-themed Rodriguez bike that Mayor Ed Murray put on the line in his Super Bowl bet with Denver Mayor Michael Hancock? Well, (spoiler alert) the Seahawks won and the bike stayed here. And there’s really only … Continue reading

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Bike Works seeks leader for job skills, BikeMobile program + Cascade hiring 2 for education department

Bike Works has posted a very intriguing job listing: Job Skills Training Project Coordinator and supervisor of the BikeMobile project. The coordinator will lead a new and potentially ground-breaking project at the non-profit, whose mission is to empower youth and … Continue reading

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Help Seattle Neighborhood Greenways get a $25K match + more ways to support bicycling

If you are looking to balance your taxes or are just looking for a way to turn your cash into useful, positive work, Seattle and Washington State are flush with opportunities to make even a little cash go a long … Continue reading

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126 Cranksgiving riders haul 1,443 lbs of food to Rainier Valley Food Bank

2013 was the year that Cranksgiving broke. Seattle’s Fourth Cranksgiving exploded in size, with a stunning 126 people biking to grocery stores and food stands all across the city, buying food for Rainier Valley Food Bank. Folks at the food … Continue reading

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Sunday: Join Rainier Valley Food Bank and Bike Works for an urban agriculture bike tour

What is the connection between urban agriculture and cycling? For example, Alleycat Acres funds most of its annual operations with a bike ride, and they even have a garden at their MLK/Columbia farm that is designed in the likeness of … Continue reading

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Spoke & Food: Where to bike to dinner tonight

It’s time for the annual Spoke & Food bike to dinner fundraiser! Cancel your dinner plans and bike to a nearby (or far away) restaurant tonight. Bike and dine at participating restaurants between 5:30 and 9 tonight (Tuesday) and 20 … Continue reading

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