Team leader since the Bike Kitchen’s inception, Emily Sinkhorn is leaving our parent non-profit, RCAA, to take a job as Environmental Services Director for the city of Arcata.
It has been a privilege to work with Emily. She’s led with grace and kindness.
We’ll miss you Emily, but we’re happy to see you in such an important and responsible position.

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City of Arcata Selects Emily Sinkhorn as New Environmental Services Director

Spring Forward!

Neighbors of mine have had both their vaccines. We’re by no means out of the woods but things are looking brighter! We continue to receive donations, refurbish and make bikes available. Also, especially for folks whose bikes are their main source of transportation, we’ve been booking repair appointments. Best way to contact us is via email eurekacommunitybikekitchen@gmail.com or message us at our Facebook page.

Happy 2021!

Fingers crossed! Vaccines on the way. Picture a sunny day in May with the Bike Kitchen open! In the meanwhile, the Bike Kitchen is closed for January. If you have a (not rusty, runs more or less) bike to donate please contact us here in the comments, via email or phone (see sidebar) or through Facebook or Instagram. If you depend on your bike for transportation and need some help with an emergency repair, likewise contact us to set something up. Be well and safe out there!

Closed For December

Sorry folks, due to the current COVID situation the Bike Kitchen will be closed to the public for the month of December. Bike Kitchen elves will be hard at work fixing up donation bikes and making them available on Craigslist. But if you have a special request or need an emergency repair, you can contact us here.

Free As-Is Project Bikes

Sorry for the short notice but we suddenly realized we were overwhelmed with bikes we haven’t been able to get to since the pandemic hit.

Free As-Is Project Bikes available at the Eureka Bike Kitchen on Saturday, November 14, 2-4 PM. Because we’re not having volunteers into the Bike Kitchen, we find ourselves with a bunch of bikes that are a little too far gone and less time for us to refurbish them. For that reason we’re having a 1 day free as-is project bike giveaway day (whatever is left will be parted and recycled) on Saturday, November 14 2-4 PM. You should know that there are good reasons why these bikes are free… hard to find replacement parts or cheap bikes to begin with, for example. You’re welcome to them… but please don’t bring them back to us as drop-off repairs lol! We also have a bunch of clean used bike clothing and shoes. Also… If you see a bike here that you donated, please understand that we do our best to refurbish bikes and get them back out into the community.

New Wednesday Open Hours (Starting July 8)

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!