If you stopped riding your bike when the tire went flat, or find yourself skipping rides because of a strange squeak or creak, then BikeBBQ is the place for you!
Our volunteers supply the tools, the know how and the encouragement, you supply the bike and the labor, and in the end, everybody rides home with a smile on their face.
The Redlands BikeBBQ was started in the spirit of many other bicycle kitchens, but since it was more of an event than establishment, we decided to call it a 'barbeque'.
Like our patron saint Sheldon Brown, we believe that there is no better way to encourage cycling in the community than to teach people how to maintain and repair their bikes. We do it because its good for the environment, good for our health, and good for the community. We think of bikes as transportation, not toys. (Even though there is nothing more fun than going on a bike ride.)
It started in October of 2010 with a bike trailer and a few tools that smelled like falafel. Thanks to community support we moved into our 600 sq/ft facility behind Parliament Chocolate in July 2012. BikeBBQ has been open for business four days a week ever since. We have a complete collection of bicycle repair tools and a knowledgeable and friendly volunteer staff who LOVE to teach people how to maintain and repair their own bike. Come down and visit us soon.