Bici Centro is CLOSED to the public. Read below for the updated services.
Santa Maria's Do-It-Yourself bicycle repair shop
UPDATED HOURS & PROTOCOL DURING COVID 19
We can’t safely assist you in person with DIY repairs, but we can give you advice over the phone, or you can make an appointment to drop off your bike for repair. If you have any bicycle related questions, our staff is available to help!
Appointment everyday from 1pm-5pm
Call or Text us: 805-697-1297
Send us an email
Interested in buying a bike? Browse our web showroom and then give us a call.
Refurbished bikes are available online on Santa Maria Craigslist: search “310 E Oak St”.
During normal time, 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
Lotsa bikes in Santa Maria
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.