In Bikes We Trust!

Raise the Roof! $20,000 for 20 Years

$1,746

15 Supporters

9% of $20,000 goal

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$600

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DEC
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In Bikes We Trust

Saturday at 7:56 PM PST

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Add to Calendar 2022-12-03 19:56:00 America/Los_Angeles In Bikes We Trust The Bicycle Kitchen<br>4429 Fountain Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029, USA

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Did you know that the Bicycle Kitchen/La Bicicocina is twenty years old?! 

This grassroots, all-volunteer run 501c3 nonprofit bicycle repair workshop and education space which started in the Los Angeles Eco-Village in K-Town in 2002, then for seven years at Heliotrope and Melrose (Hel-Mel) single-handedly anchored what became known as the Bicycle District, now owns its own building on the corner of Fountain and Virgil. Cooks are still cooking up bikes for $8/hour, no one turned away for lack of funds 20 years later! 

We want to thank you for your part in laying the foundation for this two decade milestone. We’d also like to invite you to join us in celebrating the Bicycle Kitchen’s 20th Anniversary with a gift.

We have set an ambitious goal to raise $20,000 by the end of this year. It’s bold, but really it should and could be higher because

Los Angeles needs the Bicycle Kitchen to stick around forever!

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The Bicycle Kitchen’s mission has never wavered from promoting the bicycle as a fun, safe, and accessible form of transportation, fostering healthy urban communities, and providing a welcoming space to learn about building, maintaining, and riding bicycles. Twenty years later, a handful of volunteers known affectionately as “Cooks'' continue to staff 4 days of open stand-time repair hours, offer special workshops, and lead six week Youth Build-a-Bike programs for young people between 12-18 years of age.

$20,000 will:

  • Help pay for a new roof
  • Allow for building upgrades necessary for BK neighbor’s Children’s Hospital’s parking lot construction requirements
  • Help pay for a Paid employee
  • Chip away at the mortgage

Another legacy of the founding Cooks of the Bicycle Kitchen is that decisions are made on consensus. Current Cooks collectively decide what is needed to keep the wheels turning. We promise to continue to do right by the Bicycle. We are proud of what we have built together. Celebrate our continued existence with a donation today!

In Bikes We Trust,

Your Friendly Neighborhood Cooks

Make a donation now or:

On Saturday, December 3rd, ride your bike and come celebrate this two decade milestone at the Bicycle Kitchen HQ at the corner of Fountain and Virgil with art, music, and tasty treats. We are gonna raise the roof because in Bikes We Trust!       

Donate to celebrate today.

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In Bikes We Trust

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Bicycle Kitchen

A 501(c)(3) organization

EIN 26-0454089