In addition to the open workshop hours where you can come to learn how to fix your bike, the Bicycle Kitchen/La Bicicocina has developed some other ways to help us achieve our mission through a variety of programs:
Bicycle Bitchen is a weekly women and transgendered-only night at the Bicycle Kitchen. We encourage women of all skill levels to experiment and explore while learning bike mechanics and maintenance in a comfortable atmosphere. Come experience the satisfaction and joy of building, fixing or souping up your own bike with a group of women who love bicycling. Monday nights, from 6:30-9:30 pm we open up the space to make it more welcoming to women and transgendered folks by staffing the shop by women and trans cooks for women and trans only. We ask that men respect this by coming back during our other open hours.
We're open to doing special workshops for women's, feminist, or LGBTI groups. If you are interested contact us at:
Youth outreach program where participants between 12 - 18 years old learn how to fix/build a bicycle, ride safely in the street and “earn” a complete bicycle through instruction, participation and community service. It meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 – 6pm. EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
La Bici Digna
A program run in partnership with the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC) and the Instituto de Educacion de Popular del Sur de California (IDEPSCA) to create and operate a bicycle repair workshop by and for day laborers at an IDEPSCA center near downtown Los Angeles.For more information visit Ciudad De Luces/City of Lights and the LACBC.
This program grew out of:
A program that brings bicycle-repair education to other locations (such as the Skid Row Housing Trust and the Echo Park Farmers’ Market); we bring a mobile repair stand, parts and tools by bike to locations outside of our workshop space.
Dedicated classes for folks who like to learn with focused curriculum. Typically, we offer a couple of Basic Repair workshops on weekend mornings per month and ask for a suggested $30 donation for the class. You also need to bring your own bike. Go to the