The Somerville Bike Kitchen (SBK) is a bicycle repair cooperative/collective where members of the community can repair their own bikes, learn about bike repair and attend bike events. The SBK located at 339R Summer Street, Somerville, MA, in a 190 ft² space just outside of Davis Square. The space is managed by ten volunteer staff members and is open to the public and members for drop-in hours two nights a week.
We are open Tuesdays and Thursday from 6-9pm each night, all year. We are closed for holidays and occasionally change our hours or close the shop as needed. Follow our Instagram for the latest updates. We ask you come no later than 8:30pm, and at that time we will ask everyone to start wrapping and cleaning up their projects for the night.
We suggest a contribution of $10 per hour for using the space and tools. For those with more serious interest, we offer a $100 yearly membership. Members can use the space anytime during drop in hours with no additional charge.
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Presently, ten staff members share the responsibility for managing the space and hosting open shop hours and other SBK events. In addition, staff pay a small monthly fee to help cover costs. In exchange, staff have open access to the repair space outside of drop-in hours. If you are interested in becoming a staff member, send an email to staff at email@example.com
See our list of tools. If you have bike specific tools or bike-related tools that you are not using, we would be happy to add them to our set.
We are not professional bike mechanics. If you want professional advice about your bike, we recommend that you stop by any of the wonderful local bike shops in our area. That said, we all like working on bikes and are happy to share what we know.