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Get Your Tweak On! Joe Bar Offers Free Bike Care While you Caffeinate


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On Friday, the Worldchanging Seattle crew decided to conduct our business from Joe Bar, a favorite coffeehouse/creperie located on the north end of Capitol Hill.

The lengthy line gave me ample time to scope our their new art display, as well as the plethora of posters advertising various community happenings. I'm a bicycle enthusiast, so I was most excited by a slick poster announcing Joe Bar's upcoming community bike-fixing event:

Coming next Friday, August 16, Joe Bar will be serving up free bicycle maintenance and community love at their annual Joe Bar Bike Tweak.

Staff from the youth bicycle program Bikeworks will run this community bicycle workshop from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bikeworks' Earn-a-Bike program teaches youth ages 11 to 13 to maintain and repair bicycles. The bicycles they repair go to needy children, and each hour of volunteer service they put in goes toward earning a bike of their own.

If you live or work in the neighborhood, take your afternoon coffee break and mildly broken bikes to Joe Bar at 810 East Roy. Donations are welcome, and 100 percent of the proceeds will go to Bikeworks.

For more opportunities for free bike tweakage, workshops, and more, check the websites of The Bike Shack (behind the Wayward Cafe) and The Bikery. For more information on all things cycling in Seattle check out the Cascade Bicycle Club and the The Bicycle Alliance.

Photo credit: Joe Bar.

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