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!
UPDATE: We are currently closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 crisis. For updates, scroll down to view our latest blog posts or visit our Facebook page.
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 Saturday, December 19th through Wednesday, January 13th for our annual winter closure. Sales and donation appointments for the new year can be made by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org beginning Monday, January 11th.
Happy Holidays and a Joyful New Year from our SBK family to yours! Stay safe and we’ll see you in 2021!
SBK is still closed for DIY shop work but is now doing sales, donations, and free kids bikes by appointment! Time slot options vary week to week so email us at email@example.com to find out the available openings and secure yours before they are all gone!
Some things to note:
All bikes and parts are used and sold as-is, no work can be done in the shop prior to or after purchase.
Bikes are in varying states of repair and may not all be able to be test ridden.
We ask that visits are kept as brief as possible and that visitors wear masks and gloves. If you do not have your own PPE, you can get a disposable mask and gloves at the table set up at the entrance. This table also has hand sanitizer; please sanitize your hands before touching anything else.
We are only able to process cash transactions.
We are first come, first served and cannot guarantee that any particular bike that you may have heard about or seen advertised will still be available.
Child must be present for free kid’s bikes.
While we do donation level free kids bikes, not all kids bikes are free. High end or vintage kids bikes may be sales only.
Hey, Sacramento! We wanted to reach out and update folks on what we’ve been up to and what the immediate future holds for the Sacramento Bicycle Kitchen! Right off the bat, let’s just get the bad news out of the … Continue reading →