Our COVID-19 Response

We’re working hard to keep the community rolling by continuing to provide access to affordable bikes. We have resumed drop-in sales and service at the Bike Kitchen, however we require that all members of the public wear a mask and practice social distancing at all times when inside. You may have to wait if there are already people inside as we can only accommodate a few extra bodies in our small shop!

NEW! We are now providing service repairs and basic tune-ups and are OPEN for repair pick-up and drop-offs. Our available hours are Wednesday – Sunday 1pm – 6pm for repair service, bike and parts purchase.

DIY shop time has resumed on SUNDAY AFTERNOONS. Appointments are required to attend DIY time. Sign up for a time HERE or get in touch with the shop to reserve a time! DIY time is free with a Bike Kitchen Membership. If you are not a member, a suggested donation of $10/hour of stand time is appreciated!

We are slowly rolling out our programming, check our Facebook for updates. If you’re interested in volunteering with the Bike Kitchen fill out THIS FORM and we will be in touch!

ALL our inventory of available USED bikes and accessories is available on our ONLINE STORE HERE.

Who We Are.

The Bike Kitchen is a non-profit social enterprise created to teach basic bike mechanics and bike repair in a welcoming safe space and provide safe, affordable transportation to the community. Got a problem with your bike? Come in and use our tools to fix your own bike with the instruction of one of our mechanics. Our volunteers learn mechanics by repairing and refurbishing donated bicycles to go back into the community. High school volunteers earn their required ‘volunteer hours’.

 

WHAT WE DO

  • Accept donated bikes of all shapes and sizes
  • Refurbish donated bicycles
  • Sell refurbished bikes, used parts, and accessories to fund our programming
  • Provide cycle safety education for school groups, community groups, and individuals
  • Provide bike repair education through structured classes and weekly shop hours.
  • Provide use of tools and work stations
  • Provide meaningful volunteer opportunities for youth and adults

 

WHAT WE DO NOT DO

  • Purchase used bikes
  • Trade bikes
  • Lend tools off-site
  • Sell unsafe bikes

 

OUR RETURN POLICY

New parts (still in packaging) and used/refurbished bikes: 14 days for full refund

New bikes: 14 days for refund minus 15% restocking fee

No returns/exchanges/refunds for used parts

 

To donate a used bike, contact Katheryn at hello@bikewindsoressex.com

The Bike Kitchen gratefully accepts donations of bicycles for refurbishing and eventual return to the community.

Community Impact

The Bike Kitchen aims to teach people how to repair bicycles and to put safe working bicycles back into the community at an affordable cost. We engage, educate, and empower individuals by providing the tools and the knowledge for them to access affordable transportation via recycled and refurbished bicycles.

 

We promote a positive culture of wrenching, environmental responsibility, and volunteering in which all members of our community will treat each other with dignity and respect.

 

All profits raised are used to fund our programming and outreach in the community.

Current hours

Monday Closed

Tuesday Closed

Wednesday 1pm – 6pm

Thursday 1pm – 6pm

Friday 1pm – 6pm

Saturday 1pm – 6pm

Sunday 1pm – 6pm

We’re here other times, email us to confirm we’re here.