Hey All! In addition to our current (modified) open hours… Sat 2-4 & Tue 6-8, Javier (Habla español) and John will be opening Wednesdays 6-8 starting July 8. If you have a problem with your bike come on by and we’ll take a look at it. A small problem we may be able to fix while you wait. Larger problems might mean leaving your bike with us for a while. Also looking for donations of almost-rideable bikes! Thanks!
The Bike Kitchen will be reopening with modified operations starting Saturday, May 9 for open hours Saturdays 2-4pm and Tuesdays 6-8pm. The Bike Kitchen will be offering drop-off repair services, accepting drop-by donations, helping folks find needed parts, and welcoming test rides of completed bicycles during these hours. We will be prioritizing drop-off repairs for those that need their bike for transportation and helping folks find a new bicycle. The Bike Kitchen will not yet be open to the public for maintenance assistance or volunteering due to social distancing guidelines, and will be following disinfecting protocols for bikes coming in the door and going out to new folks. Thank you for your patience as the Bike Kitchen adapts its operations from a shared-space to a drop-off service during this time. We look forward to assisting the community to find a new bike or get their wheels rolling again!
Bike Kitchen closing for public health precautions
Due to public health recommendations for the current health crisis, the Eureka Bike Kitchen will be temporarily closed effective Sunday, March 15 through the end of March. The Bike Kitchen will be monitoring state and local guidance and will reassess when we will next be open to the public.
Thanks to our patrons and volunteers for making the Eureka Bike Kitchen a great asset to our community.
Hey did you ever want to support the Bike Kitchen and share some bike love at the same time? Someone suggested we make gift certificates available and we thought that was a great idea.
You could put some money towards a bike for a friend or relative. Or you might consider donating a gift certificate with some instructions… ‘for a kid in need’ or ‘for anyone who really needs a bike but who doesn’t have cash or time to volunteer’, and leave it up to staff to keep an eye out for a deserving patron.
Our Monday night lead mechanic Tim also volunteers with the Redwood Coast Mountain Bike Association. He wanted to share an event that will benefit the Annie and Mary Rail Trail which aims to connect Arcata and Blue Lake along the Mad River.
Cyclocross, (not cyclecross), is a short track race usually a mile or so long. The participants ride laps as fast as they dare for a predetermined time and whomever is in the lead when time is up is the winner winner chicken dinner. We will have a 30 minute race, a 60 minute race, and a couple abbreviated rides for the kids in between.
The track for the Mad Scramble is about 3/4 mile and relatively flat and there are no big climbs. It’s open to all – beginners, intermediate, and experts alike. The track is simple enough that even kids can ride most of it. There are a couple features that will likely be cause for all but the more experienced riders to dismount, but that’s part and parcel for this type of race. It’s open to all types of bicycles too. Some will ride there cyclocross specific bikes, and some will ride mountain bikes, and everything in between. I’ve ridden the course on my commuter bike with street tires on it.
AND, because it’s a short track venue, it’s a great spectator sport and fun to watch too.
AND, there will be some food for the riders after the race.
January goodness… patrons and volunteers. Thank You! (You can find more of our patron photos in the Patron gallery.
We’re taking a Holiday break – Monday, December 23 – Tuesday, December 31. See you Saturday, January 4!
The Community Bike Kitchen, a hands-on bicycle repair and learning hub located at the Jefferson Community Center in Eureka, now has a new mural thanks to a collaboration of local community organizations and a local artist. The mural was designed and painted by local artist Augustus “Gus” Clark and made possible with support from the bike kitchen, the Jefferson Community Center and Park and the Westside Community Improvement Association.
The mural captures the joy of bicycling and the natural beauty that abounds on the North Coast. Clark at first planned a small mural square with Bike Kitchen volunteers but was so inspired by the large blank wall and the community energy of the Bike Kitchen that the project quickly expanded.
“I had a great time, the process was alive, and I got to practice a few new techniques,” he said.
This new mural joins the other colorful, community-oriented features of the Jefferson Community Park in Eureka.
Eureka’s local bike kitchen, a project of Redwood Community Action Agency, opened in June 2013 as a place where people could learn bike maintenance skills and find low-cost or no-cost used bicycles. For over six years, the Bike Kitchen has thrived as a hands-on workshop, providing tools, space and mechanics’ knowledge for bike repair and also volunteer opportunities to earn a new set of wheels.
The Bike Kitchen is currently open three days a week — Mondays and Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturdays, 2 to 4 p.m. and is located on the south side of Jefferson Community Center campus (1000 B St.) in a little yellow building off Clark Street in between A and B streets.
The Bike Kitchen is powered by volunteers, who assist with bike repairs, teaching repairs skills, customer service, and guiding the direction of the Bike Kitchen through the steering committee. For more information, contact the Bike Kitchen at 707-269-2061 or email@example.com or visit https://eurekabikekitchen.wordpress.com.
There’s a new mural at Eureka’s Community Bike Kitchen