Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Shop Closed Permanently

Its with a heavy heart that I announce BikeBBQ's permanent closure. I have nothing but respect for our dedicated volunteer staff. The simple truth is that over the past few years we haven't been able to attract enough new folks to keep the lights on. COVID only made the problem worse.

Since we opened our doors in July, 2012 we logged 4377 customer visits teaching folks in Redlands how to fix their own bike. Others slipped through the cracks including the wrenches we started turning at Market Night in 2010. I consider it an honor to have worked alongside such generous and diligent volunteers. We all learned and gained by making ourselves available to help each and every person that walked through the door.

A good friend told me recently, "I think the shop is needed today as much as when we started, but sometimes its best to let things go".

He was right, but if you want to roll your own toolbox down to Market Night, you have my blessing.

Sunday, April 26, 2020

limited shop hours for COVID-19 (until further notice)

In order to protect our volunteers and customers the shop will only be open on Saturday's from 12-3 for the foreseeable future. We apologize for the inconvenience, but believe it best at this time to show solidarity in the effort to contain this disease as soon as possible.

Saturday, December 14, 2019

closed for xmas

Because of ongoing construction and rain, the alley is a muddy mess, so BikeBBQ volunteers are going to spend a little extra time with their families for the remainder of 2019.

The shop will be closed starting Tuesday 12/24/2019 and reopen on Thursday 1/2/2020.

Happy Holidays!

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Closed for construction/Thanksgiving

The construction in the alley continues, so we're going to close up shop until December 1st.

sorry for the inconvenience.

Monday, October 29, 2018

BikeBBQ teams up with Center for Employment Opportunities

BikeBBQ has been fortunate to partner with all sorts of worthy non-profits and social service providers over the years. Our most recent program was the brain child of an awesome group in San Bernardino called the Center for Employment Opportunities.

This year CEO will provide almost 5,000 individuals with a highly structured program of life skill educationshort-term paid transitional employmentfull-time job placement and post-placement services. When CEO asked if we could provide a handful of bikes for a new loaner program to provide primary transportation for those in their trust, we were pleased to provide support.

If you have a bike in the garage that hasn't been ridden in awhile, please consider donating it to BikeBBQ.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

BikeBBQ named a recipient of Superfeet employee giving program

Our rent is paid this month, thanks to the folks at Superfeet! When they aren't making quality footwear and insoles they take corporate giving seriously and put the decision in the hands of their employee owners. We couldn't be more honored to be named a recipient of their giving program.

If your insoles are anywhere near as beat up as mine, check out https://www.superfeet.com!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

new t-shirt! fundraiser for shop and Jason Mlot

hot off the presses!

Friends United Network just finished a limited run of BikeBBQ t-shirts. not only did they approach us with the idea for the project, they sourced and donated both the high quality tees and printing. The design is courtesy of the infamous Nikolas Wise.

The unisex shirts are only available in forest green in sizes ranging from XS - XXL

Proceeds will be split evenly between BikeBBQ and the family of our dear friend and rider Jason Mlot.

next time you're in the market for custom printing please talk to the guys from FUN!