Community Bike Programs: California
If you have bikes to donate or contribute, many of the organizations on this page are willing recipients. If you cannot find an organization in your community, you should also check the programs listed on our " youth program directory" and " international recycling bicycles" pages.). Still no luck, check locally for social service agency that serve the homeless, disadvantaged, orphanages, organize gift programs at Christmas, etc. (If you have additions or corrections for this list please let us know. )
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Directory of Community Bike Programs: California
Arcata Library Bike, 101 South "G" Street, Arcata, CA 95521. Tel: 707-822-1122. Email: librarybike @hotmail.com *. Note: We received a message that they were in hiatus (closed) because of lack of funds but the website is still up (Jan 08).
From 2002-04 they loaned out 1465 bikes. They have taken over a downtown Chevy car garage and the shop has become a bike transit center! They are California's largest bicycle recycler.
Bicycle Learning Center (BLC), Humboldt State University, Arcata CA. Email: hsublc @humboldt.edu *. This is separate from the Arcata Library Bikes program. The BLC was founded in 1992 as a volunteer-run bicycle maintenance facility, offering instruction in bike maintenance to the campus and broader Arcata community.
Cambria Bike Kitchen, sponsored and run by the Slabtown Rollers Cycling Club, 1602 Main St, Cambria CA. Story at http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2013/11/29/2810075/getting-bike-kitchen-cooking.html
Green Bike Program, Pitzer College, Claremont CA.
Bike Forth, 1221 1/2 4th St, Davis CA
Fresno, CA. No contact information on file. Program support by Rotary.
Bike Oven, 3706 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90065. Tel: 323-223-8020. Email: info @bikeoven.com *. Bike Oven is a volunteer run community organization dedicated to promoting cycling as an environmentally friendly alternative to automobiles. They rely on donations of bicycles and parts in any condition, as well as volunteers' time, to run their free training and bicycling recycling programs.
Bikerowave, 12255 Venice Blvd (Santa Monica), Los Angeles, CA 90066 CA. Tel: 310 230 5236. Email: info @bikerowave.org *. DIY Bike Coop in Los Angeles, whose mission is to teach and empower the community to repair and maintain their own bikes.
Alameda Point Community Bike Shop, Oakland CA. Works with the local residents to provide earn a bikes, repairs, refurbished bike sales, community tool use and other community bike services.
The Cog, 3833 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Oakland CA 94609
Cycles of Change, Oakland CA
Ontario Wheelhouse, Backhouse, 132 E H. St, Ontario, CA
Bicycle Lounge, Riverside CA
Sacramento Bicycle Kitchen, Sacramento CA
The Bicycle Works, (Fairfax, Marin Co.), 1117 San Anselmo Ave. (at Yolanda Station), San Anselmo CA 94960. Tel: 415-419-5831 Bicycle repair clinics and community bike shop-type activities.
Bikes Del Pueblo, City Heights Farmers Market, San Diego, CA 92105. (619) 263-3109. A small DIY collective based out of San Diego that works on teaching people bike maintenance skills and contributing to the many communities in the area that use bikes.
In The Park , Presidio National Park, Building 1007, Suite 206, Presidio Box 29482
Bici Centro, 601 E. Montecito St., Santa Barbara, CA 93103. Email: info @bicicentro.org *. Programs include youth earn-a-bike, adult classes and do-it-yourself shop hours. A project of the Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition.
Santa Cruz Bike Coop, 1156 High St, UCSC Student Center, Santa Cruz CA 95064. Tel: 831-457-8281. Email: bikecoop @gmail.com
Yellow Bike Project, Santa Cruz, CA. (defunct)
Valley Bikery, 14416 Victory Blvd #104, Van Nuys CA 91401. DIY bicycle repair shop and education space.
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