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.

Wheel Building Series – March 31st, April 7th & 14th 

Please make sure you can attend all classes. Missed session material will not be repeated in subsequent sessions.

Prerequisites:  Must be familiar with hub maintenance and wheel truing techniques.

March 31st, 2019, Sunday, 10am-12pm orientation

  • Why build your own wheels
  • Wheel lacing patterns
  • Spoke and nipple types
  • Wheel building tools

April 14th, 2019, Sunday, 10am-12pm

  • Spoke length calculation
  • Rim and spoke prep
  • Wheel lacing techniques

April 14th, 2019, Sunday, 10am-12pm

  • Spoke tensioning techniques
  • Dishing, achieving equal tension
  • Finalizing wheel build

No RSVP required. All questions regarding sessions will be addressed at the orientation.    We only have three truing stands so, unless attendees bring their own, allocation will be determined by lottery. Attendees that do not have a stand to use are still welcome to watch, listen, and learn during these sections. Because of the logistics of these seminars (checking participants in, security and safety of demo props, etc…), once the session begins, no late comers are allowed to join the session. 


Date:      Saturday, March 16, 2019

Time:      10:00am-1:00pm

In celebration of the North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) being held in Sacramento this year, we will be holding our annual Spring Velo Swap and Yard Sale the same weekend to provide another bike-related event for all you bike lovers to check out!

We will have vendors in the parking lot selling all things bicycle related: parts, frames, wheels, clothes, accessories, and more! Stop by to buy, sell (must sign up to be a vendor), or swap!

While this all happens in the parking lot, SBK volunteers will also be doing some spring cleaning inside and bringing out excess stock to sell at reduced prices at our Yard Sale tent! SBK stock will be for sale only– we can not buy or trade! The more you buy, the more we will bring out!

Due to this event, SBK’s regular Saturday shift will be a sales only shift and no DIY work will be allowed. Items for sale inside the shop are not part of the yard sale and will remain at their regular prices.

Vendor fee is $5 and space is limited.

Email ellissa@sacbikekitchen.org if you’re interested in being a vendor or if you have any questions.