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Oak Park Bicycle Kitchen

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About

It seems as though the Oak Park Bicycle Kitchen existed briefly in the year 2008 and then winked out of existence again, except in the fond memories of some people I probably don't know. Angel York (talk) 19:48, 26 April 2021 (PDT)

The Sacramento Bicycle Kitchen is no longer located at this place but at 19th and Ist in midtown. But the Oak Park Bicycle Kitchen is still here working on bikes. We are located in the heart of California's Capitol City, the Oak Park Bicycle Kitchen pays homage to the "Kitchens" that have come before and continues the mission of all bicycle co-ops and Kitchens with our own unique twist.

The Oak Park Bicycle Kitchen is co-located on the grounds of artist davedave's BrickHouse Art Gallery - a creative space in Sacramento's Oak Park Neighborhood. We have benefited from our connection to local artists by the unique interior design and exterior of our shop - which is officially still "Studio #1." Our shop was born on June 24th, 2006 with tremendous support from the Daydream Believers and the Sacramento cycling community; we've been 100% volunteer-run since then. Our goals are to teach bike mechanics and self sufficiency and provide a communal space for bike repair, provide low-cost reliable transportation for the community, promote safe cycling, and nurture the growing cycling culture that exists in Sacramento already.

We are as volunteers: bike fanatics and non-fanatics, bike messengers and non-messengers, students and workers, men and women, old and young (but all young in spirit), commuters, racers, roadie, fixie, cruiser, townie, basket-rollin', BMX, MTB, trike, art bike, green machine, drum bike, and any other bike you can ride. We live bikes.

Former Location

We are the corner of 36th and Broadway, Sacramento CA

Contact

We have no phone now but we will have one soon (donate)

Former Hours

Tues and Thurs 5 - 9 p.m., and Saturday noon 3 p.m.

Services

We have held bike-in movie nights, worked to provide lights and bike fixes to our city's homeless population, taught basic mechanics courses in the community, donated used bikes to various groups and causes, and provided a space for anyone with a bike to learn more about how to help themselves get around. Oh yeah - we've got some fun t-shirts and stickers too.

Check us out on the web - roll by or give us a ring.

Website

It seems Oak Park Bike Kitchen did not last long enough for their website to be captured on archive.org. https://web.archive.org/web/20081216003606/http://www.oakparkbikekitchen.org:80/Welcome.html

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