The Sacramento Bicycle Kitchen (SBK) is a community-centered bicycle shop serving the residents of Sacramento. The organization was formed in order to promote cycling as a low-cost, alternative form of transportation; enable self-sufficiency through knowledge of bicycle maintenance; and promote bicycle safety through education and classes.
SBK wants to improve bicycling in Sacramento by making bicycle maintenance, repair, and training more widely available to everyone, regardless of skill level. To this end, we provide the space, tools, and staff necessary to help patrons learn how to perform any bicycle repair need they may have, all in exchange for a minimal cash donation. Besides running the bike shop, we also try to offer maintenance and safety classes and community outreach projects.
SBK relies on volunteers and donations to keep our doors open; visit our volunteer page for info on volunteer requirements and our donations page for the why, what, when, hows of donating!
Look for the Ivy near the intersection of 20th & I streets!
SBK’s doors are open during shop hours to anyone who loves and respects bicycling and their fellow cyclists as much as we do!
Sacramento is one of the most diverse communities in the nation. SBK is an organization that is committed to creating an environment that is free from bigotry and hate. Discrimination will not be tolerated and we try hard to maintain an open and safe environment for all. If you encounter someone that goes against this policy, please bring it to one of the core volunteers’ attention.
We will have vendors in the parking lot selling all things bicycle related: parts, frames, wheels, clothes, accessories, and more! Stop by to buy, sell (must sign up to be a vendor), or swap!
While this all happens in the parking lot, SBK volunteers will also be doing some spring cleaning inside and bringing out excess stock to sell at reduced prices at our Yard Sale tent! SBK stock will be for sale only– we can not buy or trade! The more you buy, the more we will bring out!
Due to this event, SBK’s regular Saturday shift will be a sales only shift and no DIY work will be allowed. Items for sale inside the shop are not part of the yard sale and will remain at their regular prices.
Vendor fee is $5 and space is limited.
Email email@example.com if you’re interested in being a vendor or if you have any questions.
UPDATE: THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL. Keep an eye on our website for future class offerings!
Join us for our entry-level, hands-on maintenance class that will teach you how to fix flat tires and perform routine maintenance procedures to keep your bike’s parts in top shape! The skills you learn in the 2-hour class will help you:
Fix a flat tire via tube replacement or patching, along with learning the tools you need to fix a flat on the road (and avoid getting stranded!).
Clean and lubricate your drivetrain to extend its life
Know which key areas to periodically check on your bicycle to catch potential problems before they leave you stranded.
No experience is necessary. If you have your own bicycle we encourage you to bring it, but you may also use one of our shop bikes.
Cost to Attend:
FREE (excluding parts if applicable)
Other things to know:
The purpose of all SBK classes is to *teach* you how to perform bicycle repairs. Therefore, we cannot be held responsible for any damage your bicycle may incur during the class nor can we guarantee that you will have a functioning bicycle at the end of the class, especially if your bicycle was not functioning properly prior to the class.
We have experience working with a variety of bicycles, but not all of them! If you surprise us with some exotic machine we’ve never seen before we’ll be happy to take a look at it and may even want to take some pictures, but we can’t guarantee we’ll know what’s best for it mechanically.
SBK will be closed Saturday, December 15th through Monday, January 7th for our annual winter closure. During this time, we will be working behind the scenes to clean, organize, decorate, and generally improve the shop and shop operations. The shop will reopen … Continue reading →