Programs

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Community Bike Shop

Sunday Project Time: DIY

Young man works on his wheel.

Use our specialized tools to work on your own bicycle.

The tools and bike stands at Sharing Wheels are available for anyone to use during shop hours – no charge.

Fix your own flat, adjust your gears, buy new brake pads and install them. If you have a more complicated project, come by the shop on a Sunday so we have more time.

Project Time: We’ve set aside Sundays for special projects – yours and ours. Our staff can give you extra advice and attention on our designated days.

Santa bike mechanic

Santa and his elves help fix kids bikes.

Christmas House

Each fall, Sharing Wheels contributes refurbished children’s bicycles to another non-profit, Christmas House. In 2017, more than 100 low income kids will get a special bike for the holiday thanks to volunteer efforts.

Work for Wheels

Work for Wheels allows people to volunteer time at the shop in exchange for credit towards a refurbished bike (or major bike part purchase). Once enrolled in the program, your time is valued at $10 per hour. You can use up to $250 of Work for Wheels credit towards a bike purchase – by working 25 hours within a 3 month period.

The program is open to all, but we ask for optional employment and income information to compile general data on our customers.

Work tasks range from sweeping the shop, sorting parts, basic bike repairs (depending on your skills) or helping load bicycles into customer vehicles.

Village Bicycle Project

Several times a year Sharing Wheels donates surplus bicycles to the Village Bike Project, which sends bikes to Africa. Some bikes that would never sell here or take too much work to fix still have value as transportation in other countries.

Mechanics Classes

Sharing Wheels offers bike classes for a small fee that supports the shop. The goal is to give people the skills to work on their own bikes – as well as to train future volunteers who can help in the shop.

We have both a basic bike mechanics and an advanced class. Classes are for adults, age 18 and up.

Bike Parking at Events

Sharing Wheels can set up a secure bike corral and offer valet bike parking at community events. The service is a fundraiser and outreach for us. Bike parking is free to customers but usually sponsored by the event organizer or local organization. Everett Transit sponsors parking at the city’s Sorticulture event each June, and BIKES Club is sponsoring parking at the Everett Farmers Market in July.

Kids Bike Swap

Once a year in June kids have the opportunity to trade in that bike they have outgrown and get a bike that fits them at our Kids Bike Swap. Kids donate their old bike and receive a voucher for the value to be redeemed towards another bike Sharing Wheels volunteers have refurbished. Volunteers are always needed to help fix bikes.

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