Do you rely on your bike and want to make sure it stays efficient and safe? Would you like to go on a long ride but are afraid of having your bike break down far from any bike shops or transit stops? Never fear, lots of the Bike East Bay-supporting bike shops offer basic mechanics and maintenance classes, many of them for free! Check out our list below to find one in your area, and contact that shop directly for more details.
•Street Level Cycles
•Hard Knox Bikes
•The Shed, MLK Jr Branch Library
•Tool Lending Library
Variety of free maintenance classes every Tuesday
6754 Bernal Ave., Suite 710, Pleasanton
•Rich City Rides Community Shop
•Union City Teen Workshop
These bike stands, pumps, and tools are all available for public use. Please click on a location on this map to see the most recent update, and encourage community members in your area to treat these valuable resources with respect and care. If you have an update on the condition of one of these repair stations, or are aware of one that is not yet on our map, please let us know!
***Unfortunately these repair stand status details are no longer being updated, as the tools and pumps have been too frequently vandalized or broken at most locations. This map will remain available here for the time being, but should not be relied on for accuracy.***
The BikeMobile is a free, mobile bike repair service that is available for events in both Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. To see their full schedule or request a BikeMobile visit for your community event, go to BikeMobile.org. Free fix-a-flat or other basic bike maintenance workshops can also be provided on site to youth and adults.
Check out a step by step flat tire tutorial below (illustrations by Sally Carson), or click here to download the postcard [2.3MB PDF] and help distribute:
Here’s a video tutorial from Binky Brown of Hard Knox Bikes.