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WELCOME TO THE SACRAMENTO BICYCLE KITCHEN

SBK-shopWThe 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

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.

Fixing Flats and Routine Maintenance Class!

THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL. Keep an eye on this page for future class announcements!

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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.

Class Location and Date:
Monday, 11/20/2017, 6:30pm-8:30pm
 
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 limited 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.

Interested?
Great! Please RSVP to classes@sacbikekitchen.org

WTF (Women, Trans, Femme) Night Ghost Ride

Since it’s getting dark earlier and it’s almost Halloween, this month’s WTF night will be a Ghost Ride! There will be no shop time this month so we can start the ride before it gets too dark. 

Join us Sunday, October 29th, as our WTF Coordinator, Rachael, gives a guided bike tour through the spookiest places in town while dressed as a Ghostbuster! 

Meet at the shop at 6pm; we will ride out at 6:30pm to visit several sites in downtown Sacramento that are rumored to be haunted. At each location, Rachael will read the accounts of spooks sighted. The ride will end back at the Bike Kitchen.

Please feel free to wear costumes and, by all means, do not forget to bring your lights! In fact, the more lights the better!!!  RSVPs are not necessary but you can RSVP on our Facebook invite if you like!

Not-so-secret Saturday Sale

Pre-shift wheel and tire sale this Saturday, October 28th, 10am-12pm!  Select wheels* and tires will be brought out to the parking lot and sold cheap while supplies last. 

Wheels = $1 each

Tires = 2 for $1

*Please note: $1 wheels are all in the “needs work” category—may need truing or a hub rebuild, etc.—but are in good shape otherwise.