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Protest statements from local transportation orgs

As massive protests against racist and brutal policing pass the half-month mark, the City Council has passed some significant limits on police weaponry and use of chokeholds. The Council is also developing major changes to the city budget through new … Continue reading

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Learn how a bike works with Bike Works’ virtual lessons

Bike Works’ Columbia City shop may be operating in a limited fashion (and offering great deals to essential workers), but its usual education programs are shuttered along with so many other parts of society. But nothing can stop Bike Works … Continue reading

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Bike Works reopens shop by appointment only, offers medical and grocery workers 50% off repairs

Bike Works was among the first major bike organizations in Seattle to shut down operations amid the COVID-19 outbreak, doing so well before Governor Jay Inslee’s order requiring many businesses and education services to close. Staff have been working for … Continue reading

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Seattle’s 10th Cranksgiving smashes the attendance record + Photos UPDATE: More than 1 ton donated!

I thought it was a bit strange that the line for the two sign-up clipboards was so long. I had used the same forms for nine Cranksgivings before, and the line to sign in was never that long before. So … Continue reading

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Bike-in movie tonight: Bike Works is showing Lilo & Stitch at Pratt Park

Hey, you! Bike to Pratt Park (20th/Yesler) tonight to watch Lilo & Stitch with Bike Works. Because free bike-in movies are awesome, and our city is awesome, and public music and art is awesome, and Bike Works is awesome, and … Continue reading

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Seattle Children’s study: School bike trains increase physical activity (of course)

Organizing a bike train to school is an effective way to significantly increase the amount of daily physical activity every child needs to be healthy, a study out of Seattle Children’s found. OK, I know that sounds like a no-brainer. … Continue reading

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Investors are putting big money into private bike share companies + Spin’s community project donates to Bike Works

Spin, one of at least three companies hoping to launch a stationless bike share service on the streets of Seattle this summer, just landed $8 million in venture funding, according to a company press release. This funding news highlights what is … Continue reading

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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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