On Saturday, June 15, Bike Works will host its largest ever Kids Bike-o-Rama bike giveaway event, giving 250 bicycles and helmets away to youth ages 4-8 from families with limited resources.
Bike Works hosts the Kids Bike-o-Rama onsite at their Columbia City offices twice yearly, in June and December. It is an event where youth ages 4-8 receive a refurbished bicycle and new helmet to keep, free of charge. Volunteers work for months refurbishing donated children’s bicycles to give away at the Kids Bike-o-Rama. Bike Works partners with youth-serving organizations in central and south Seattle to identify children in need of a working bike. This year’s partner organizations include Somali Task Force, Solid Ground, Rainier Vista Boys & Girls Club, Horn of Africa, Filipino Community Center, Seattle Housing Authority in Rainier Vista, New Holly, and High Point, SeaMar White Center, and more.
In 2018, Bike Works served 1,582 youth and 1,196 adults who together contributed 8,130 hours volunteering at their weekly drop-in bicycle repair sessions, teaching in their classrooms, and serving on their board of directors. They collected 6,993 used bikes for repair and refurbishment, diverting 244,755 pounds from the waste stream and returning thousands back to the road as earth-friendly, affordable, healthy means of transportation, recreation, and fun. Their youth participants cycled a cumulative 4,563 miles – the distance from Seattle to Los Angeles, four times!
Learn more at https://bikeworks.org.