Need repairs? at Bici Centro you fix it · we help
A Do-It-Yourself Repair Shop
Open Shop: 1-5pm Saturdays and Sundays
Our shop sells refurbished bikes, used parts, and accessories – odds are we'll have what you need for much less than new.
We also accept donations of anything bike related that can be rendered useful and sellable with a relatively limited amount of time, labor, and supplemental components; we're always happy to issue a tax-deductible receipt for your donation.
Your contribution is tax-deductible
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Shop use is $5 per hour: it includes use of our tools, lubes, materials, space, and of course, our expertise. Knowledgeable, bilingual staff and volunteers are always around to guide you through repairs.
If you have advanced repairs or need specialized help, give us a call beforehand to make sure we can help you. Otherwise, there are plenty of capable mechanics at local bike shops in Santa Maria who would be happy to help you.
SBBIKE members get a 10% discount off all Bici Centro purchases including bikes, used, and new parts. Buying a bike? You'll get a free helmet 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'll learn bicycle mechanics as you work on donated bikes.
You can help too! Volunteering at Bici Centro is open to people of all backgrounds, experiences, and skill sets. It's a fun way to give back to your community, learn new skills, and meet great people.
Learn bike repairs in our well-equipped shop
Thursday is Volunteer Day
- Thursday is the best day to learn about bicycle mechanics; together with staff, you'll work on donated bikes. The bikes are then inspected and sold to support the shop.
- Join us any time between 3-7pm, budget a minimum of 2 hours.
Saturday and Sunday
- Saturday and Sunday are busy open-shop days. Volunteering during these times includes teaching customers bicycle mechanics, cleaning and sorting donations, and helping clean/organize the shop.
- Two shifts: 1-3pm and 3-5pm
Do-it-yourself with help from our volunteers
Under 18? You're invited to our Youth Monday (1-5 pm) to learn bike maintenance, repair, and safe cycling. A parent or legal guardian is required to sign this waiver for all participants.
Under 16? Bring a parent or guardian with you.
Friendly reminder: riders under the age of 18 are required by California law to wear a helmet.