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Two days before Cascade’s 206-mile STP, ride the much easier Seattle to Bainbridge with Bike Works

Cascade’s Seattle to Portland ride returns this weekend for the first time since 2019. The legendary double century leaves UW starting at 5 a.m. Saturday with most riders finishing Sunday in Portland. If it’s your first time riding such a … Continue reading

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Sunday: Bike Works hosts Tour de Fleurs alleycat ride

NOTE: You can find this event and more on the Seattle Bike Blog Events Calendar. Posting to the calendar is free and open to anyone. For example, check out this East Seattle History Ride Saturday. Bike Works is hosting a … Continue reading

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Bike events are back! How to find bike happenings around town

After years of cancelled, scaled back and Zoomified bike events thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Seattle bike events calendar is finally starting to fill up with community celebrations, rides and more. Before 2020, you could pretty much design your … Continue reading

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Seattle Cranksgiving 2021 rides with Bike Works November 20

For Seattle’s 12 Annual Cranksgiving, let’s ride bikes together. Rather than the usual scavenger hunt, Cranksgiving 2021 will join up with the good folks at Bike Works Saturday, November 20, to collect donations for Rainier Valley Food Bank before going … Continue reading

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Bike Works turns 25 this year + Register now for their excellent annual auction

Bike Works is turning 25 years old! How cool is that? That’s a quarter century of bike wrenching, teaching and youth programming in Columbia City. The organization has long had an excellent annual fundraiser auction. Of course, the pandemic isn’t … Continue reading

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After nearly 10 years, Deb Salls steps down as Bike Works ED + Ed Ewing takes the helm

When I first met Deb Salls, it was an office crammed full of desks and staff members in the top floor (maybe attic?) of the iconic yellow Bike Works house in Columbia City. There was hardly an inch of open … Continue reading

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Tonight: Phyllis Porter talks biking and activism

Tonight (August 19) at 6 p.m., log in to hear Phyllis Porter talk about “her adventures and growth as a bicycle rider and activist including her passion for safe streets for all.” Porter has been a strong advocate and friend … Continue reading

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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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