Fix A Flat Class & Work Party

On the Second Sunday of every month we welcome new and experienced volunteers to help us fix adult bikes during our Second Sunday Work Party.

Learn to Fix A Flat at noon. Get one-on-one training and practice with one of our bikes, or bring your own bicycle.

Help repair and refurbish adult bikes all afternoon. We have jobs for every level of mechanical knowledge, and are happy to teach you new skills. Just be willing to get greasy.

You don’t need to stay all day – just long enough to learn or make a difference.

RSVP so we can have lunch on hand if group size is at least 4 (bring a friend!)

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Kids Bikes Bring Joy

By Christy Cowley, Executive Director

Thanks to so many of our loyal (and brand new) volunteers who donated much of their time, we managed to successfully gift 118 refurbished kid bikes to deserving families in our community this holiday season.

All the work started back in October when we encouraged neighbors and friends to sign up and help at one of our 19 scheduled workshop parties. The spirit of wanting to help children in need was great and giving back time and energy is what so many of you did.

A total of 39 folks donated 200 hours of their time cleaning, repairing, and distributing the kid bikes just in time for the holidays. Thanks to the generosity of the Stillaguamish Tribe, Sharing Wheels was able to purchase hundreds of new parts to make each bike safe, shiny and ready to ride.

A total of 118 bikes were delivered to non-profit partners including Christmas House, Housing Hope, Domestic Violence Services, Millennia Ministries, and Dawson Place. We are so grateful to these valued nonprofit partners who take the time to successfully match each bike with a family in need.

I cannot end without giving a special ‘shout-out’ to our work party hosts Larry, Tony, and Ion who once again did a spectacular job of leading and mentoring the volunteer crews and keeping everyone well-fueled during their shifts. Thank you, guys, for your continued dedication and willingness to manage the kid-bike holiday program.

There will always be kids who need bikes, so please, everyone, plan on joining us in 2022 for another successful event. Happy holidays and ride safely!

Thursday Work Party

Volunteer to help get bikes ready for low income kids this holiday season. Basic bike mechanic skills and/or repeat volunteers are great, but there’s a job for everyone willing to get greasy. Wear a mask. Bring a water bottle. Snacks provided.

Attendance limited to 5 each night. Sign up for Wait List if first RSVP is full.

Holiday Open House

Join us at the shop to celebrate another successful year of “keeping people and bikes moving.”

  • Meet shop staff & board members
  • See the tally of bikes donated and repaired
  • Tour the shop & get some great gift ideas
  • Make final bids in our Velo Art auction

We’ll have hot apple cider, holiday treats and music to get you in the spirit, plus some Sharing Wheels trivia as we kickoff our 20th year.

Drop in anytime during the event. After 6:30 p.m., Santa’s elves will be busy fixing kids bikes – our final push to repair and donate more than 100 bikes to families in need for the holidays.

Tuesday Work Party

Volunteer to help get bikes ready for low income kids this holiday season. Basic bike mechanic skills and/or repeat volunteers are great, but there’s a job for everyone willing to get greasy. Wear a mask. Bring a water bottle. Snacks provided.

Attendance limited to 5 each night. Sign up for Wait List if first RSVP is full.

Thursday Work Party

Volunteer to help get bikes ready for low income kids this holiday season. Basic bike mechanic skills and/or repeat volunteers are great, but there’s a job for everyone willing to get greasy. Wear a mask. Bring a water bottle. Snacks provided.

Attendance limited to 5 each night. Sign up for Wait List if first RSVP is full.

Tuesday Work Party

Volunteer to help get bikes ready for low income kids this holiday season. Basic bike mechanic skills and/or repeat volunteers are great, but there’s a job for everyone willing to get greasy. Wear a mask. Bring a water bottle. Snacks provided.

Attendance limited to 5 each night. Sign up for Wait List if first RSVP is full.