Bici Centro – Your Community Bicycle Workshop
Got a flat tire? Bike not riding like it once did? Want to get it tuned up?
Bici Centro is what you're looking for – it's a do-it-yourself repair shop, where you fix it, while we help. No appointment necessary – drop by.
Need repairs? Bici Centro is the do-it-yourself workshop you'll learn to love.
Don't have a big budget? The $5 hourly fee includes the use of our workspace and tools, greases and lubes, and especially, our expertise – knowledgeable, bilingual staff are always around to guide you through the repairs.
If you have advanced repairs or need specialized help, give us a call beforehand to make sure we can help. Otherwise, there are plenty of capable mechanics at local bike shops who would be happy to help you.
Buying a bike?
We sell refurbished bikes, used parts, and accessories – odds are we'll have something you need for much less than new. We also accept donations of anything bike related and are happy to issue a tax-deductible receipt for your donation.
SBBIKE Members get a 10% discount off all Bici Centro purchases including bikes, used and new parts; get a free helmet, water bottle and set of lights with the purchase of a bike.
At Bici Centro, our volunteers help us fix bikes, organize the shop, and teach people bike mechanic skills.
You can help too! Volunteering at Bici Centro is open to people of all backgrounds, experiences, and skill sets. We teach our volunteers bicycle mechanics on bikes that are donated to Bici Centro. Join us in our mission to improve cycling safety in SB County.
If you’re a new volunteer, make sure to attend the volunteer orientation before you come help out.
If you’re a returning volunteer, sign up for a volunteer shift! Remember, you must volunteer on Tuesday before you can volunteer during open shop. You can sign up for shifts here.
Volunteer Orientation event description:
Come learn what volunteering at Bici Centro is all about! During orientation, we teach you about the work we do, what to expect when you volunteer, and how to find your way around the shop. No mechanical experience is necessary to volunteer. Volunteer orientation is the first step to volunteering, so please attend one before showing up to volunteer.
Tuesday shift event description:
- Tuesday is the best day to learn about bicycle mechanics. We dedicate all of our space and most of our time to teaching volunteers how to fix bikes that are donated to Bici Centro. Bikes are then inspected by staff and sold to help support the shop.
- Join us any time between 12-7pm (if you can, please try to stay for at least two hours)
- Volunteer meal at 2:30pm
- RSVP here
Wednesday and Saturday shift event description:
- Wednesday and Saturday are our busiest open shop days. Volunteering during these times includes teaching customers bicycle mechanics, cleaning and sorting donations, and helping clean/organize the shop.
- 2 shifts available: 12:00-2:30 and 2:30-5:00
- Sign up for shifts here.
We accept bicycle related donations of all kinds, even if it’s a few old bikes from the garage.
Your donation goes to improving cycling in Santa Barbara for everyone, from teaching kids how to ride, to keeping Bici Centro running.
Stop by Bici Centro between 12 and 7pm, Tuesday through Saturday with your bike donations and we'll issue a tax-deductible donation receipt. You can find out more about donating here.
Click here for more info and to sign up, or call (805) 617-3255.