Programs something for everyone
Your membership is good for 1 year. You can buy it for $50 or earn it with 6 hours of volunteering. You can drop in for a day use for $6. Membership gives you access to our tools and help from our mechanics during open hours only. The Bike Kitchen expects everyone to respect the space and the volunteers and has the right to refuse access to those who do not regardless of their membership status.
Those under the age of 18 have access to free membership until they turn 18 years old. You must show some proof of age such as a school ID. Any youth under 14 will require an adult 18 or over to be responsible for them if they are in the shop during any regular or class hours. Find out more about youth membership.
Digging Rights / Earn-a-Bike
Using a frame and parts from our used inventory, you can build your own bike with the help of our volunteer mechanics. When purchased ($40), we call this “digging rights“; when earned through volunteering (six additional hours), we call this “earn-a-bike”. While actively building your bike, you can store it at the Bike Kitchen. This program is open only to Bike Kitchen members.
Please remember that storing your project with us does not guarantee it’s safety and the Bike Kitchen is not responsible for your bike. If you leave your bike hanging at the shop, please remember to put a tag on it with your name, phone number and date. You must continue working on it within every 2 week period.
*Please update the tag’s date each time you come in to work on the bike.
WTF night is a safe and supportive night that strives to primarily serve people who identify as female or transgender. Patrons are invited to come work on their bikes; experienced mechanics are available to lend guidance as needed. All volunteer mechanics are female and/or transgender. WTF is every 2nd and 4th Monday evening from 6-9pm.
Why it exists?
At the Bike Kitchen we try our best to facilitate an inclusive and empowering environment that is friendly and safe for all community members. However, we recognize that sexism and gender discrimination are strong forces that effect women and trans people in their everyday lives and can also be present during general shop hours at the bike kitchen. We are proud to provide a space where women and transgender folks can celebrate and share their skills amongst each other.
Ways to support WTF night
- Respect the space. If you are not female or transgender please come to the shop during other open hours. T, W, Th 6-9pm, Sat 12-3pm.
- Tell all of your female and trans friends about WTF night and encourage them to attend!
- Educate yourself, become more aware of women’s and transgender issues.
Bike Kitchen + BACE Timebank
Now you can volunteer for anyone on the Timebank and earn hour credits to pay the Bike Kitchen on hours instead of dollars for day use, membership and build-a-bike.
Our rates are the same as volunteering in the shop.
day use = 1 hour
year pass = 6 hours
build-a-bike = 6 hours (only for year pass holders)
Sign up at www.bace.org and create a profile before you come into the bike kitchen. When checking in at the Bike Kitchen the greeter will let you transfer hours from your account to the Bike Kitchen account. Now, pay it forward and help out your community for Timebank hours by posting requests and offers.