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 firstname.lastname@example.org or message us at our Facebook page.
We’re On The Case!
Priscilla found us through Craigslist. Until the BK is open to the public again, probably the best way to find out if we have a bike for you is to check our CL page… https://humboldt.craigslist.org/search/sss?userid=223518213 Happy riding Priscilla!
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!
Happy Holidays 2020
As the number of COVID cases continue to rise in Humboldt, the Bike Kitchen will remain closed to the public for the month of January. If you have urgent bike needs please contact the Bike Kitchen through our Facebook, Insta or right here on the site with a comment! See also: email & phone# in sidebar.
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.
Bike Kitchen Holiday Hours
The Bike Kitchen will be closed to the public the week of Thanksgiving (Nov 24-28) and also the last two weeks of December/first couple days of January (Dec 22 – Jan 2). But rest assured the elves will be hard at work getting bicycles ready for the holiday season.
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.
What to expect when you visit the Bike Kitchen during modified open hours…
One person on the ramp at a time.
Please maintain 6 feet social distancing.
Please wear a mask.
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!
Opening! With Modified Operations.
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!