After serving the Seattle bicycle community for eight years, Bike Port will close its doors at the end of December. The facility first opened its doors in Pioneer Square in May 2003 and provided 24/7 secure bike parking and an in-house bicycle repair shop. The Bicycle Alliance has managed the Bike Port facility since 2005 through a partnership with King County Metro, the City of Seattle, and Sound Transit.
As buildings in the downtown area created their own bike parking, the need for Bike Port services has declined. Bike Port will be missed by those individuals who still need secure bike parking in the Pioneer Square area and we hope that on-demand bike lockers will be available in the future.
The bike shop located in Bike Port is changing ownership and will remain in the Pioneer Square neighborhood. Ben Rainbow, the current manager of the JRA Bike Shop housed in Bike Port, is opening Back Alley Bike Repair in February. The shop will be located at 116 First Avenue S, with an entrance from the alley. Check Back Alley’s Facebook page for more details.