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.

Basic Maintenance Classes

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The Sacramento Bicycle Kitchen will be hosting a Basic Bicycle Maintenance Class on the third (3rd) Monday of every month at 6:30-7:30 PM. First class – May 16, 2016.

Basic bicycle maintenance: Level A
* Bring your own bike for hands-on experience
* Bike component identification.
* Pre-ride bike safety check.
* Clean and lube the drive train for a quiet, smooth ride, and to prevent wear & tear.
* Recommended tools and how to change an inner tube/fix-a-flat.

Classes are FREE.  No need to RSVP.  Please arrive a few minutes early to complete our waiver and sign in process.

Neglecting maintenance on you bike can result in an expensive trip to your local bicycle shop. These classes provide an opportunity to learn the basic maintenance skills necessary to keep your bike on the road, out of the shop, and avoid expensive repairs.

Come down and see what our shop has to offer.  

No Volunteer Orientation Tonight!

SBK’s 2nd Monday volunteer orientation is canceled due to scheduling issues that required our monthly meeting to be held tonight instead.  Volunteer orientation will resume 4th Monday, October 24th, at 7pm.  Any questions or RSVPs can be directed to our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@sacbikekitchen.org.

Shop Closed 10/1

There will be no open shop today, Saturday, October 1st.  Our Saturday shop manager is out of state learning about bike co-op stuff at the Bike! Bike! national bike co-op conference and, unfortunately, no one else was able to fill in this week.  

We’re a volunteer organization and the best way to prevent us from being closed? VOLUNTEER!  Volunteer orientations are held every 2nd and 4th Monday from 7pm-8pm at the shop; no RSVP necessary.