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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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 email@example.com for an appointment. If you require pick up or are a retail bike shop, please continue to 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.