WELCOME TO THE SACRAMENTO BICYCLE KITCHEN
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.
SBK will be closed Sunday, December 17th through Monday, January 8th 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 9th at 6pm.
Happy Holidays and a Joyful New Year from our SBK family to yours!
SBK will be closed this Thursday and Friday due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Regular shop hours will resume Saturday at 12pm.
If you want to hang out with us on Thursday, feel free to stop by our tent at the 30th Annual Appetite Enhancement Ride!
This year’s event will benefit the victims of the Sonoma Fires as well as those devastated by the hurricane in Puerto Rico.
THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL. Keep an eye on this page for future class announcements!
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.
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, … Continue reading