Thirty very happy children from Concord Elementary School, Sea Mar Community Health Center, and the South Park Community Center received free bikes from Bike Works last Friday, October 23. Along with their new BMX bikes, the kids also received new helmets, locks, bells, and lights.
Bike Works partnered with 50 volunteers from Microsoft to construct the bikes. On top of volunteering, Microsoft employees donated more than $1000 and more than $1200 in matching funds to allow the Bike Works Bike Mobile provide fee-free services for bike repairs to all South Park constituents for the next three months. So be on the lookout, South Park, for the Bike Mobile at the South Park Library every other Saturday starting on November 7 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Seattle Department of Neighborhoods has provided funding to Bike Works for various projects through its Neighborhood Matching Fund and the Duwamish River Opportunity Fund. To learn more about Bike Works visit http://bikeworks.org/.