Holiday Kids Bike Program
Over the past 20 years, the Sharing Wheels has given more than 1,500 bikes to low income kids for the holidays. Kids bikes are donated by the community, repaired by volunteers, and gifted to low income families through Christmas House in Everett.
Our goal is to give 100 kid bikes this year. You can help.
Volunteer repair parties
5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays
Volunteers of all mechanical abilities are able to help fix kids bikes. We’ll be hosting work parties on most Tuesdays and Thursdays, October through early December. Work parties are limited to 5 volunteers each night.
Advanced registration is required. Pick a date and RSVP on our Calendar page. More dates will appear on the calendar in mid-October.
Snacks provided. Please wear a mask and bring a water bottle.
Volunteers are encouraged to take one of our classes, and to return more than once to keep learning and practicing basic cleaning and repair skills.
Group work parties
Service clubs and groups can schedule your own work party time with one of our experienced volunteers. We have some Sundays set aside for group requests: Oct. 10, Nov. 14 and Dec. 5. Other dates may also be arranged.
Request a group work party by emailing Executive Director Christy Cowley.
Donate kids bikes
Donated kids bikes must be in excellent condition. We can replace worn tires and torn seats, but rusty and broken bikes are not a gift – to us or kids at Christmas.
Little kid bikes are great. We also need larger bikes for older kids – with 20 and 24-inch wheels.
We accept bike donations on Saturdays from noon to 3:45 p.m., and by appointment.
Support the holiday bike program
We put about $30 in new parts on each bike to make it safe and shiny for the kids. We also purchase new helmets to go with each bike.
Consider a financial donation to support kids bikes for low income families in our community.
Thanks to the Stillaguamish Tribe for a generous grant that also supports our kids bike and volunteer programs in 2021.