We are busy at work, and Bici Centro in Santa Barbara is welcoming back Do It Yourself (DIY) service! While we can’t yet safely assist you inside our shops with DIY repairs, we are providing a safe self workspace at our new outdoor DIY stations. (Se habla espanol.)
Make an appointment in person at our gate kiosk or over the phone to:
a) Drop off your bike for repair or service
b) Use one of our outdoor DIY stations
*** For updated information regarding Bici Centro Santa Maria, call (805) 697-1297 ***
We have pre-owned and refurbished bikes for sale. If you have any bicycle related questions, or if you'd like to make a donation, please give us a call during our business hours:
Bici Centro • Santa Barbara
Open Tuesday–Friday 11:30AM–5:30PM & Saturday 12-4PM
Closed Sunday & Monday
Bici Centro • Santa Maria
By Appointment Monday–Saturday 1–5PM
Call or Text us: (805)697-1297
Send us an email
Bici Centro • Santa Barbara City College
CLOSED until further notice
Bici Centro volunteers
Your Education Community Bike Workshop
Got a flat tire? Bike not riding like it once did?
Bici Centro is what you're looking for – it's a do-it-yourself (DIY) repair bike shop, where you fix it, while we help.
The hourly fee includes the use of our workspace and tools, greases and lubes, and especially, our expertise: knowledgeable and bilingual staff is 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.
Do-it-yourself with help from our volunteers
Need to buy a bike? Want to donate a bike?
Bici Centro sells refurbished bikes, used parts, and accessories – odds are you'll find what you need for much less than new. SBBIKE+COAST members get a 10% discount off all Bici Centro purchases including bikes, new and used parts and cycling gear.
Donations of anything bike-related that can be rendered useful and sellable with a relatively limited amount of time, labor, and supplemental components are greatly appreciated and bring financial support to the organization. A tax-deductible receipt for your donation is issued on site.
Buy a low-cost refurbished bike
Interested in buying a refurbished bike? Browse either of our web showrooms and then give us a call.
Volunteering at Bici Centro is open to people of all backgrounds, experiences, and skill sets. As a volunteer you will help us organize the shop, learn bicycle mechanics as you work on donated bikes and when you are properly trained, you will be able to help people who need advice.
Volunteer Day Each Week
- Volunteer Day 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 for an afternoon of building and fun. Plan for a minimum of 2 hours.
- Volunteering during our busy open-shop days includes teaching customers bicycle mechanics, cleaning and sorting donations, and helping clean/organize the shop.
- Two shifts per day (times vary by location)
NOTE: Bici Centro Volunteering is currently unavailable due to the pandemic, but you can still sign up for future volunteer opportunities here.
Specific Hours, Services & Locations:
Fill out a Bici Centro Purchase Agreement online.