Donate Your Old Bike

Every year our Bike Kitchen helps thousands of people learn to fix their own bicycles. We’re able to accomplish this because we have all the parts, tools and knowledge that people need to get the job, whatever it is, done. We can teach people to build a bike from the ground up, to fix the junker they found at a garage sale, or to simply tune up their bicycle or fix a flat. We serve all types of people, and are committed to creating a safe space for everyone.

Bike Kitchen Hours ExpandOne of the ways the Bike Kitchen earns enough money to continue to provide these services is through the sale of gently used bikes. All of the bicycles we sell are bikes that have been generously donated, by people just like you. When a donated bike arrives we get to work, tuning it up with care so that it’s in the best possible shape when it gets back on the road (or trail).

Who Donates Bikes?

All kinds of folks donate bicycles to us. Sometimes when someone buys a new bike they think of us and donate their old one. Every now and then we receive bikes from people who are getting on in years and are focusing on other interests. Many bikes come from people whose eyes are bigger than their storage (too many bikes, not enough space).

Regardless of who you are, we hope that you’re someone who will donate your old bicycle to the Bike Kitchen. We’re usually able to offer a wide variety of bikes for sale, but every now and then donations slow down and the number of bikes for sale dwindles. This is one of those times. Please consider a donation to the Bike Kitchen, and remember that your donation is tax deductible. Just ask us for a form and we’ll gladly provide one to make your write-off as easy as possible.

We accept most bikes, other than “department store” bikes like Next, Roadmaster, Magma, and modern Free Spirit bikes. These bicycles are often constructed with very low quality parts in non-standard sizes and are not designed to be serviceable.

Ready to donate? The Bike Kitchen is open from Noon – 5 PM, each Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Have questions? Call us at 805-547-2055 during Bike Kitchen hours or email tyler@slobikelane.org.

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Become a member of The Bike Coalition – it’s free to sign-up and we’ll keep you informed every month about bike events and issues in SLO County. Click this link to join: I Like Bikes!

Bike of the Week: Redline

This week we’re featuring this sweet little Redline BMX-mobile. This is a fantastic bike whether you want to cruise around town in style or hit the park.

The top tube is 20″ and the wheels are 20″ with slightly knobby tires for getting RAD!

Ready to ride and available now in the Bike BOTW_BMX_600_LogoKitchen for only $100.

We’re open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from Noon to 5 PM and are located at 860 Pacific St in San Luis Obispo (corner of Morro and Pacific streets).

The Bike Kitchen is a program of The SLO County Bicycle Coalition. We have all the parts, tools and knowledge you need to fix your bicycle! We can help you build a bike from the ground up, fix that junker you found at a garage sale, or simply tune up your bicycle. We serve all types of people, and are committed to creating a safe space for everyone. We have provided guided instruction to over 8,000 people since opening our doors in 2010.

Bike of The Week not your cup of tea? Still looking to buy a gently used, ready to ride bicycle? We sell all kinds of bicycles! Come in and see us!

Have a bike you’d like to donate? Your generous gifts help the Bike Kitchen thrive and give even more people the chance to experience SLO County by bike. Thank you!

 

Bike of The Week

This week’s Bike of The Week is the Raleigh Talus 2.o mountain bike. The small frame size makes this perfect for someone between 5′ and 5′ 3″.

Raleigh_Mountain_BOTWThe front shocks will keep your ride smooth. With 27 gears (3×9) you’ll always have the right gear no matter where you ride.

Available now in The Bike Kitchen for only $250.00

We’re open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from Noon to 5 PM and are located at 860 Pacific St in San Luis Obispo (corner of Morro and Pacific streets). Come in and see us!

The Bike Kitchen is a program of The SLO County Bicycle Coalition. We have all the parts, tools and knowledge you need to fix your bicycle! We can help you build a bike from the ground up, fix that junker you found at a garage sale, or simply tune up your bicycle.

Looking to buy a gently used, ready to ride bicycle? We sell them! We serve all types of people, and are committed to creating a safe space for everyone. We have provided guided instruction to over 8,000 people since opening our doors in 2010.

 

GT Timberline

This week’s Bike of The Week is the GT Timberline XL from 2005/2006. Whether on the way to pick up some groceries, meet friends for coffee or a weekend ride with the little ones, a comfort bike like might be the perfect choice. BOTW_GT_600_FINALA lightweight aluminum frame with comfort specific geometry and just the right gearing keeps you going on the hills and the flats. The shock-absorbing suspension fork will make you think you’re riding on air on-road or off. Available now for $150.00.

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Sekai 500 14-Speed

This week’s Bike of The Week is a beautiful red 14-speed Sekai 500. Set up with flat handle bars for upright riding, this vintage roadster comes with big, comfy tires Sekai 500and a 62 cm (24.4″) frame with a 89 cm (35″) standover. This bike is best suited to folks 6′ tall or taller.

This bike is available now for $175.00 in The Bike Kitchen.

We’re open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from Noon to 5 PM and are located at 860 Pacific St in San Luis Obispo (corner of Morro and Pacific streets). Come in and see us!
The Bike Kitchen is a program of The SLO County Bicycle Coalition. We have all the parts, tools and knowledge you need to fix your bicycle! We can help you build a bike from the ground up, fix that junker you found at a garage sale, or simply tune up your bicycle. Looking to buy a gently used, ready to ride bicycle? We sell them! We serve all types of people, and are committed to creating a safe space for everyone. We have provided guided instruction to over 8,000 people since opening our doors in 2010.

Bike of The Week: Santa Cruz Blur

We’re very excited about the fantastic mountain bike that rolled through our doors a few weeks ago. This black XL Santa Cruz Blur LT is outfitted with a great Deore XT groupset. With a standover of 30.7″, this is perfect for riders 6′ tall or taller.  The frame was manufactured sometime between 2005-2007.

This 27-gear Blur (3×9) with Juicy Sevens hydraulic brakes provides you the means to get up and go as Santa_Cruz_600well as the ability to stop on a moment’s notice.  Suspension is provided by a Fox Float R in the front and a Fox RP23 in the rear.  Additionally, the Blur uses the venerated VPP (Virtual Pivot Point) system for the utmost in rear suspension responsiveness.

This beauty is available now for only $1250.00. At that price it will go fast. You can come check it out at The Bike Kitchen before someone nabs this deal and heads for the trails. We’re open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from Noon to 5 PM and are located at 860 Pacific St in San Luis Obispo (corner of Morro and Pacific streets). Come in and see us!

The Bike Kitchen is a program of The SLO County Bicycle Coalition. We have all the parts, tools and knowledge you need to fix your bicycle! We can help you build a bike from the ground up, fix that junker you just found at a garage sale, or simply tune up your bicycle. Looking to buy a gently used, ready to ride bicycle? We sell them! We serve all types of people, and are committed to creating a safe space for everyone and have provided guided instruction to over 7,000 people since opening our doors in 2010.

Bike of The Week: Breezer

This Liberty is a Breezer

Bike of The Week Liberty BreezerThis week’s beauty is a candy-apple-red Breezer Liberty. It has 18 speeds, 700c wheels and a bottle generator to power the onboard lights. No more batteries for you!

This bike is available right now at The Bike Kitchen for $450.00.

We’re open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from Noon to 5 PM and are located at 860 Pacific St in San Luis Obispo (corner of Morro and Pacific streets). Come in and see us!

The Bike Kitchen is a program of The SLO County Bicycle Coalition. We have all the parts, tools and knowledge you need to fix your bicycle! We can help you build a bike from the ground up, fix that junker you just found at a garage sale, or simply tune up your bicycle. Looking to buy a gently used, ready to ride bicycle? We sell them! We serve all types of people, and are committed to creating a safe space for everyone and have provided guided instruction to over 7,000 people since opening our doors in 2010.

 

 

Bike of The Week: Giant Suede

Put on your blue suede Giant

This week’s bike is a stylish 21-speed Giant Suede step-through. The comfortable geometry makes this bike a delight for riding around town. Featuring 26″ wheels and v-brakes, this bike is a great size for just about anyone. Ready to ride and available now in the Bike Kitchen for only $125.00.Blue_Suede_Mixte

Interested? The Bike Kitchen is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 12 Noon – 5 PM.  Come see us at the corner of Morro and Pacific in SLO (860 Pacific St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401).

Not the bike of your dreams? Check back soon for another bike of the week, or head down to the Kitchen and see what other bicycles might be right for you.

Don’t need a new used bike? Come to the Kitchen to fix up your own bike. We also accept donations of gently used bikes and parts, which help make the Kitchen possible.