L.A. Area Bicycle Repair Collectives
Bicycle co-ops and collectives are generally volunteer-run spaces where people are taught how to fix and maintain their bikes. The volunteer mechanics are passionate about bikes and want to help spread D.I.Y. bike maintenance skills. For a modest fee, you rent stand time and will be given guidance from a volunteer mechanic. Not only will your bike get up to spec, but you’ll gain hands-on knowledge so you can do it yourself the next time!
Here’s a list of the current Los Angeles-area bicycle co-ops.
L.A.’s original volunteer run, nonprofit bike repair education workshop. Their mission is to promote the bicycle as a fun, safe, and accessible form of transportation, to foster healthy urban communities, and to provide a welcoming space to learn about building maintaining, and riding bicycles. Come share the knowledge, tools, and fun – Open to all
A volunteer run collective that aims to get more people on bikes by offering a variety of bike related services and activities to residents of N.E. Los Angeles.
A not-for-profit DIY bike coop in Los Angeles, whose mission is to teach and empower the community to repair and maintain their own bikes. The Bikerowave also seeks to serve as a community center for Westside cyclists by providing a venue for gatherings and events.
Bikesan@s Del Valle
DIY bike mechanics and organizing in the NE San Fernando Valley. Our bicycle co-op has been open since October of 2011 from the garage of a collective home called El Hormiguero in Pacoima. Bikesan@s hold Wrenching Nights every Wednesday Night from 7-10pm. Stop by if you need to work on your bike.
Location: 12545 Terra Bella St. Pacoima CA 91331
Email: bikesanxs [at] gmail [dot] com
The HUB Community Bike Center
A community bicycle center located in Long Beach. The H.U.B. teaches the community how to repair bicycles.
Location: 1730 Long Beach Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90813
An organization that promotes cycling as a sustainable, healthy & fun method of transportation in the San Fernando Valley.
Bici Libre is the home of the Bike Wrangler and is a project of the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC) to recover abandoned bicycles and redistribute them through the CCC educational programs and rides. The Bici Libre workshop space is used to warehouse and repair the recovered bicycle and also serves as a non-profit, bike co-op.