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!
UPDATE: We are currently closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 crisis. Visit our home page or Facebook page for updates.
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.
Due to COVID-19 health and safety guidelines, the Bike Kitchen is re-designing some of our programs so we can continue to serve you.
We would like your input on the type of online or virtual educational content you would like to see. Please let us know by taking this survey.
We thank you for your participation.
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 way– We are still closed to the public until further notice and do not have a date set to reopen. As SBK is 100% volunteer run, we rely on volunteer power to complete every task needed to keep the shop running. Most of our volunteers have day jobs and lives outside of the shop that are presently stressed under the current conditions. Some have children/elderly parents/immune compromised folks they live with or care for. Some have health conditions themselves. All these factors make coming in to the shop to work with the public too great a risk for a majority of folks.
As we would never ask our volunteers to compromise their safety, we are prolonging our closure for the time being while we gather more data and see how this thing shakes out. In the meantime, we are working on shifting our services to accommodate the reality we all will be dealing with for the next year or so. Thus far, we have started working in small groups to fix up bikes. These bikes will then be donated to various organizations and possibly sold by appointment or at a one-off outdoor social distance sale. We have already sent several bikes to the newly implemented Bike Match Sacramento program and are currently working on some for IRC Sacramento.
Donations – We have started accepting donations again- by appointment. If you are interested in bringing donations down to the shop, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment. If you require pick up or are a retail bike shop, please continue to email us at email@example.com.
We have also temporarily broadened our guidelines for our financial donations to the community and made donations to Sacramento Food Bank, River City Food Bank, Central Downtown Food Basket, WEAVE, Stanford Settlement, Saint John’s Program for Real Change, and Washington Neighborhood Center. Please visit their websites for more info if you are able to donate! If you have a suggestion for an org that needs support due to the COVID crisis, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keep an eye on our website or Facebook page for further updates about possible future sales as well as info on repair and maintenance classes, which we are in the process of transitioning to an online format. If you need a bike now, or have a bike that is ready to roll that you would like to donate directly to a person in need, we encourage you to check out Bike Match Sacramento. Stay Safe out there and we hope to see you soon!
UPDATE: SBK will remain closed until further notice. We will provide an update when we have a re-opening date.
Like all of you, we have been closely monitoring the reports of COVID-19. Please know that our number one priority is the safety, health, and well-being of our patrons and volunteers.
While we have not had a case in our building or people, for the potential safety of everyone, SBK will be closed starting this Saturday, March 14th in response to the Coronavirus. At this point, the shop will remain closed for the rest of March, after which time we will re-evaluate.
Please hold off on all bike and part donations until after we re-open.
Thank you for your understanding.
SBK will be closed Tuesday, March 10th, for our first monthly volunteer appreciation staff ride of the year. Regular shop hours will resume Wednesday, March 11th, at 6pm. … Continue reading