Free Bike Programming at The Crucible
The Crucible’s Bike Shop is dedicated to making bike repair and maintenance more accessible to our local community. Our neighbors and community members are invited to stop by the Bike Shop for free bike repairs and maintenance, as well as instruction on how to properly maintain their bicycles.
Please see below for ways you can get involved with our free bike programing.
During quarterly Bike Fix-A-Thons, West Oakland and neighboring community members are invited to bring their bikes to our studio for a tune-up.
Our next Bike Fix-A-Thons will continue in 2024. Stay tuned for dates.
We are able to accept up to 30 bikes, first-come, first-served. Participants will leave their bikes at The Crucible during the time of service and will be available for pick up upon confirmation the week following.
Open Bike Shop Hours
Join us during our weekly Open Bike Shop Hours for free instruction on maintaining your own bike.
Open Bike Shop Hours are scheduled for every Thursday from 4-8pm.
Open hours are perfect for tackling flats and tune-ups where the individual wishes to learn about and be involved in the process. No previous mechanics experience is necessary!
We will also have a limited number of slots per week for bike repair drop-offs on a first-come, first-serve basis. Drop-off repairs may take 1-2 weeks to complete.
Femme Bike Night
Access to free bike repair education is expanding. Femme Bike Night is a diverse, inclusive, and accessible event for folks who hold marginalized gender identities. The Crucible and our Bike Shop is committed to bringing the many diverse faces of our community together to create and inspire.
Femme Bike Nights are scheduled for the first Tuesday of every month from 4-8pm. Our next Femme Bike Night is Tuesday, February 6, 2024.
Folks are welcome to drop in for free instruction on maintaining their bike. This event is available to all community members, free of charge. Anybody can drop in, get their bike fixed, and learn how to do repairs independently all while building community.