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 not be open Saturday July 1st through Tuesday July 4th in observance of the 4th of July holiday.
If you have work you need to get done, get down here and do it while you can!
Wed-Thurs 6pm-9pm, Fri 10am-2pm
Regular shop hours resume Wednesday, July 5th at 6pm.
Learn how to fix a hub on Sunday, 7/23!
Do I need any bike repair knowledge to join this class?
You do need to know how to remove a wheel from your bicycle. Want to teach yourself prior to the class? This video may help. It shows how to remove both quick-release and bolt-on wheels. You can also come by normal shop hours and a volunteer will be glad to help you.
What are symptoms of a hub in need of repair?
Is your wheel hard to turn even though the brakes aren’t touching it? Can you wiggle your wheel side to side even though it’s firmly mounted in the frame? Then you probably have one or more common problems with your hub. This class will teach you how to diagnose and (hopefully) fix some of these common problems, in turn allowing you to turn get more miles out of your wheels and not get as tired when you ride.
When and where can I take this class?
At the Bike Kitchen on Sunday, 7/23/2017 from 10am-12pm. Please arrive a few minutes early to get signed in.
Yes please! We have a limited number of spaces available. If you show up without RSVP’ing you may join the class *if* there are spaces available. Otherwise priority goes to people who RSVP.
Any other things to know?
- You are welcome to bring and work on your own wheels, but you can also borrow one of our wheels.
- If you do work on your own wheels, we cannot guarantee that you will have a rideable wheel at the end of the class, especially if repairing your hub requires replacing any parts that may or may not be available. The class‘s goal is to teach, and not necessarily complete needed repairs (that’s what regular shop hours are for!).
Email for RSVP and class-related questions?
SBK will not open today, Thursday June 22nd, due to high temperatures and lack of A/C! We will reopen tomorrow at 10am with limited capacity depending on volunteer turnout. … Continue reading