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.

Annual Winter Closure!

Holiday Decorated Bicycle

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 to the public on Tuesday, January 8th at 6pm. 

Happy Holidays and a Joyful New Year from our SBK family to yours!

Upcoming Class: Drivetrain Adjustment and Maintenance!

Join us for our hands-on maintenance class that will teach you how to adjust your bike’s gear shifting system to improve shifting reliability and diagnose common problems like chain skipping. The skills you learn in the 2-hour class will help you:


  • Learn key steps to adjust your rear and front derailleurs

  • Check how worn your chain is and whether it needs replacing

  • Diagnose common issues that relate to sluggish shifting, chain skipping, and rubbing noises coming from the drive train.

If you have your own bicycle we encourage you to bring it because we want you to learn how to fix *your* bike, but you may also use one of our shop bikes.

Class location and date:

Sac Bike Kitchen

Monday, 12/10/2018, 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 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.


Great! Please RSVP to classes@sacbikekitchen.org

CLOSED Due to Poor Air Quality

Tuesday, 11/20/18 UPDATE:

The Bad News: As smoke continues to settle downtown and keep the Air Quality Index in the Unhealthy range, we will not be open tonight.

The Good News: Forecasts show improved air quality for Wednesday, 11/21/18, so we will be able to reopen Wednesday at 6pm for one more shift before we are closed for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.  


SBK will be closed today and will not re-open until the air quality improves. Due to the many factors affecting how long the smoke will hang out, we cannot predict when we will be able to re-open but will update or remove this post when we are able to resume regular shop hours.  

Thank you for your understanding.