Nap Cantwell memorial scholarship fund raises over $32K for Bike Works

Heartbreaking memorial for Nap left at Pike and Boren

In the wake of 18-year-old Nap Cantwell’s tragic death following a May 29 collision at Pike and Boren, his family asked that donations in his honor be made to Bike Works.

In the first week, $11,000 were donated to the organization, which put the money toward their youth programs. As of today, more than $32,000 has been donated to the fund, Bike Works’ Colina Barlow told Capitol Hill Seattle. That’s a whole lot of youth empowerment and education.

Here’s Barlow’s email to CHS (contains details on how to contribute to the fund):

In June of this year, a young man named Nap Cantwell lost his life after colliding with a van while riding his father’s bike to work. Following the accident, the family asked that donations be made to Bike Works.  Immediately, we established a Nap Cantwell Youth Scholarship Fund, to support young leaders interested in furthering their skills as bicyclists, bike mechanics and community changers.

We were humbled by the outpour of community support that was shown to this fund, which, it its first week alone, grew to over $11,000. The contributions continue to flow in daily, through heartfelt letters, bicycle donations, and monetary offerings. The scholarship fund contributions currently total over $32,000, and we are honored for this opportunity to steward a youth scholarship fund in Nap’s name, perpetuating his love of cycling and of Seattle. We are confident that this fund will help Seattle youth for years to come.

For those interested in supporting, donations can be made online through Bike Works’ secure website.

To make a donation by mail, please send your check payable to “Bike Works” at our office:

Bike Works
Attn: Development
3709 S Ferdinand St
Seattle, WA 98118

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