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

PROGRAMMING

  • We provide cycle safety education for school groups, community groups, and individuals
  • We facilitate bike repair education through structured classes and weekly shop hours.
  • We provide use of tools and work stations and offer advice and mentorship for learning to repair your own bike during DIY (Do-It-Yourself) time. This is included in a $40 annual Bike Kitchen membership, or $10/hour if you are not a member. Sign up for a DIY slot here!

REPAIRS

  • Our mechanics offer a full selection of in-house repairs and service if you prefer not to do them yourself. Give us a call at 226-216-5200 for pricing.

SALES

  • We strive to have a great selection of refurbished bikes available for sale in the Bike Kitchen. These have been completely tuned up and are in safe, working condition. Prices generally range between $100-$500 for an adult bike and $25-$60 for a kids bike. Shop refurbished bikes here
  • In 2020 we became an official dealer of Marin bikes to further meet our community’s cycling needs. Marin makes a great selection of bikes to suit all riders and terrains, and we are excited to share these with the community! Shop our available Marin bikes here
  • We also sell a selection of new and used parts and accessories, home goods, and more
  • We are a non-profit organization. Proceeds from all of our sales go towards our advocacy work and keeping the Bike Kitchen running!

DONATIONS

  • We accept donated bikes and bike parts of all shapes and sizes
  • Donated bicycles are refurbished by our staff, students, and volunteers to get them back into working order and then sold in our shop at affordable prices
  • To donate a used bike, contact Katheryn at hello@bikewindsoressex.com

 

We also provide meaningful volunteer opportunities for youth and adults. Learn more here!

 

WHAT WE DO NOT DO

  • Purchase used bikes
  • Trade bikes or parts
  • 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

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.