The Bike Kitchen is a series of programs that provides library users with access to shop-grade bicycle tools, professional assistance, along with hands-on learning opportunities and educational resources.
This project is supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.
Bike Kitchen Walk-Up Service
Every 3rd Saturday 2-4 PM
Volunteer bicycle mechanics from Hub & Spoke Cycleworks provide minor repair and basic maintenance assistance on a walk-up basis. Bring your bicycle and receive help with flats, cables adjustments, and other simple fixes.
Bike Kitchen Basics: Hands-On Learning and Instructional Courses
Learn standard bicycle repair and maintenance over a range of topics and dates.
January 14th 2-4 PM
Learn how to true your bicycle's wheels, as well as fix and replace spokes.
February 11th 2-4 PM
Learn how to uninstall, overhaul, and reinstall your bicycle's bottom bracket.
March 25th 2-4 PM
Learn how to uninstall, overhaul, and reinstall your bicycle's headset.
April 8th 2-4 PM
Learn how install and adjust brake cables and pads on your bicycle.
May 6th 2-4 PM
Learn how to install and adjust derailleurs and derailleur cables on your bicycle.
June 3rd 2-4 PM
Learn how to uninstall, service, and re install your bicycle's drivetrain.
July 1st 2-4 PM
Learn how to perform preventative maintenance and care to your bicycle.
Hub & Spoke Cycleworks is an employee-owned bicycle shop, located in National City, which specializes in fabrication, customization, and restoration. They are dedicated to fostering creativity and providing space that makes positive opportunity available to others. Known for their customer service and passion for craft, their professional motto is "we can do that."
The San Diego County Bicycle Coalition advocates for and protects the rights of all people who ride bicycles. They promote bicycling as a mainstream, safe, and enjoyable form of transportation and recreation. Since 1987, they have acted as voice for bicyclists in the region and advocated for safer streets and hundreds of miles of bike paths, lanes and trails all across the San Diego region.