The Bike Kitchen provides library users with access to shop-grade bicycle tools, professional assistance, along with hands-on learning opportunities and educational resources. Patrons can access the Bike Kitchen every 1st and 3rd Saturday via our Walk-Up Service at the Central Library.
This project is supported by the Friends of the Central Library and 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.
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: Videos
Kate Cowper and Taylor Gill of Hub + Spoke Cycleworks provide instruction for performing minor repairs, basic maintenance, and equipment overhauls on your bicycle. Each video covers tools needed and step-by-step guidance for getting your bike safe and ride ready.
Preventative Maintenance and Care
Flat Tire Fix
Rear Derailleur Adjustment
Bottom Bracket Overhaul
Front Derailleur Adjustment
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."
Friends of the San Diego Central Library is a member-supported, nonprofit organization that fundraises, advocates and works with partners and volunteers to provide critical support for the San Diego Central Library.