Bike Fix-A-Thons & Other Free Bike Programs
The Crucible’s Bike Shop is dedicated to making bike repair and maintenance more accessible to our local community. Through quarterly Bike Fix-A-Thons and Open Bike Shop Hours, our neighbors and community members can come in for free small bike repairs and maintenance, as well as instruction on how to properly maintain their bicycles.
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-Thon is scheduled for Saturday, September 3, 2022, from 12-3pm.
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
The Crucible is increasing access to bike education opportunities for adults.
Open Bike Shop Hours are scheduled for every Thursday from 4-8pm.
Folks are welcome to drop in for free instruction on maintaining their own bikes. 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.
Proof of vaccination is required for everyone 12 and older inside The Crucible. Masks must be worn regardless of vaccination status.
Do not come to The Crucible if you are feeling unwell or anyone in your household has been exposed to COVID-19 in the past two weeks. Please refer to our Health and Safety Guidelines if you have any other questions about our studio protocols.