UBC’s Community Bike Shop
the BIKE KITCHEN
Providing students and the wider community with an accessible environment where they can learn to fix bicycles, share resources, and work together.
Our LGBTQ and Women’s nights happen every Wednesday on an alternating basis. Access nights welcome people who are often marginalized in the bike community for an evening of D.I.Y. repairs, good-vibes, and pizza.
From Bici-Libre to Kids’ Bike Library, we’re dedicated to creating a broad range of programs that promote sustainability and social change with bicycles in the Lower Mainland.
We often collaborate with our fellow community bike shops to make bicycles accessible to everyone. Whether you’re a novice or an expert, consider volunteering with us to get bikes out to the broader community.
Running since our inception, P+Y is a bicycle share fleet on campus that is used and maintained by its volunteers. This is a great way to learn how to fix a bike other than your own in a fun and supported environment.
Members receive benefits like discounts on bikes, accessories and workshops, as well as access to the Kids Bike Library.
Volunteers are the lifeblood of the Bike Kitchen, helping us to refurbish 100s of bikes each year.
Donations of bikes, helmets, lights, locks, as well as monetary donations, directly support our community programs.
In 2017 we recycled over 4,000 lbs of rubber from bike tires and inner tubes, an increase of over 1000 lbs from our 2016 total of 2,932 lbs.
In 2017 we recycled 6,612 lbs of steel and aluminum, nearly 1000 more pounds than the 5, 626 lbs of metal we recycled in 2016.