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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://eurekabikekitchen.wordpress.com.
There’s a new mural at Eureka’s Community Bike Kitchen
Update! Our Saturday open hours are shifting to the afternoon – 2-4pm! We are hopeful that these afternoon hours are more accessible to the community, particularly with daylight savings starting this weekend. Monday & Tuesday open hours will remain 6-8pm. Please spread the word!
We are still open three nights a week but our days of the week have changed to Monday, Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m.
We are still located at the Jefferson Community Center, 1000 B street in Eureka. (In the yellow building on Clark Street with the wonderful mural in progress between A & B streets!)
The Bike Kitchen is becoming even more vibrant with the addition of a fantastic mural by local artist Augustus Clark. The mural is still in progress but already has dramatically added to the neighborhood.
Summer was busy in the Bike Kitchen with many people finding a new (or first ever!) bike. We also met many new people in the community by having a booth at Friday Night Market this fall.
Thank you Funders!
The Bike Kitchen depends upon community donations and volunteering to continue our services, but we also sometimes get a little extra help from funders. The Northern California Environmental Grassroots Fund of the Rose Foundation recently awarded the bike kitchen a generous grant for general support. Funding from the Manual C. Kaster Fund of the Humboldt Area Foundation and Humboldt Sponsors have also allowed us to provide free bike lights and bike locks to youth and adults in need for safety and security.
Have you thought about getting more involved in the Bike Kitchen but wondered what you can contribute? Everyone has something to contribute. Volunteer mechanics and “concierges” help keep the bike kitchen running and serving people in our community. Both roles represent the Bike Kitchen, welcome new people into the space, and help keep tools and parts organized and accessible. Mechanics often teach bike maintenance techniques and help with hands-on repairs. Concierges orient new people to how the bike kitchen works, keep track of volunteer hours and run our computer tracking systems.
If you are interested in getting more involved, inquire at the Bike Kitchen or contact us at 707-269-2061 or eurekacommunitybikekitchen [@] gmail.com.
Join our Mailing List!
The Community Bike Kitchen gladly accepts donations during open hours or you can send an email to eurekacommunitybikekitchen [@] gmail.com or call (707) 269-2061 for more information.
Don’t let the dust on this site fool you, we’re very busy working on bikes and getting them out into the community. Planning a makeover on this site, but in the meantime you can keep up with us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/CommunityBikeKitchenAtJeffersonSchool/
The Fisher family recently stopped by to pick Mom up a new chain.
The Community Bike Kitchen has moved to our new location within the Jefferson Community Center and we are so thankful for the space! The stand alone building is located along Clark Street directly behind the main Jefferson Building and is just what we needed to increase our storage capacity and provide our volunteers and members with plenty of space to work on bikes. Here’s a few pictures of the new space. Be sure to come down and check it out! We are now open Monday, Tuesday and Saturday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m.
We have a large selection of refurbished bicycles that you can take home by
either making a cash donation or by volunteering your time to earn credits!
Our awesome team of volunteers is available to train and assist you with bike repairs
Bikes and repair training are available for youth and adults