About Us

Our Mission: The Bikery uses collaborative, hands-on education in bicycles and cycling to liberate movement and increase access to knowledge, and to share the revelation that all forms of knowledge can be earned without permission.

Although we look a lot like a bike shop, we are not one. When you visit our shop we will not fix your bike for you, but instead will help you fix your own bike. Learn more about our shop services here.

We are an all-volunteer run, non-profit community bike project located in Seattle, in Hiawatha Place Art Lofts. We are here to provide the tools and resources to help you learn about your bike and fix it yourself. We strive to create an inviting framework to engage people from all backgrounds regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, class, age, or ability. Together we can define and implement our vision of community and bicycle culture.

Upcoming Events and Classes

May 17, 6:30PM: Intro to Bike Camping Class with Swift Industries
Join Swift Industries and The Bikery for a night of learning about bike camping. Curious how to start, what gear you need, or just what all this bike camping business is all about? The folks at Swift Industries have over a decade of experience camping by bicycle and are ready to share their tips, gear secrets, and stories with you. This class will cover the basics of bicycle adventuring, including gear and equipment, route finding, and food planning. More details at Swift here and here.
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June 25-26: Bikery Swift Campout at Scenic Beach State Park
Grab your tent and pack your panniers- we're going bike camping! Mark your calendars now- we'll be leaving Saturday and returning Sunday. Join us for a fun-filled weekend of pedaling, s'more roasting, and story telling. We'll be heading to Scenic Beach State Park, which is about a 20 mile ride (route to be added shortly.) This will be a beginner friendly trip. We've booked the group site, so there's room for up to 40 people to stay overnight. Never been bike camping or unsure what all this hype is about? Here's a great primer: http://builtbyswift.com/blog/ and we're pretty stoked on it ourselves, so feel free to ask us anything! Meet up at 9:00am at The Bikery.
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Please visit the calendar page to see our full schedule.

We're Growing! Help Wanted!

As of May 2016, we're looking to expand our team so we can do more for the community and ensure further stability within our organization! We're really excited about it and we've got a ton of cool plans, but we'll need your help to be able to do it all. If you're interested, email volunteer@thebikery.org with some info about yourself, your experience with us thus far (if any - not required!), what you could bring to The Bikery to make it even more awesome, and any further questions you may have. Click the links below for descriptions of the positions we're looking to fill!

Shifters - sacred keyholders; those who wrench to keep the shop alive
Shop Helper - keep the shop running smoothly
Online Sales - help us move our goods
Inventory Acquisition - prowler of donations, giving bikes and parts a second life
Merchandiser - keep the shop stocked with essentials
Programming Assistant - help plan and execute awesome bike-related events
Grant Writer - haul in trucks of money from the government and foundations that might want to support us

Have another skill that you think would make a great contribution to The Bikery? We’re open to ideas and would love to hear what you’d like to bring!

All positions come with shop discounts and the invaluable experience and satisfaction that come with being an essential part of one of Seattle's coolest and most unique nonprofits.

The Bikery in the News

"This co-op bike shop will teach you to fix your own damn bike (and that matters)" - Grist

"Seattle" - Momentum Magazine

"Seattle to the World: Fix it. Ride it. Teach Others" - WorldChanging Seattle

"Mechanically Savvy Volunteers Demystify Bicycle Culture" - South Seattle Beacon