Adelaide Bike Kitchen is a volunteer-run community bicycle collective which aims to help people find confidence to ride their bikes by supporting them in simple bicycle mechanics. We are as much a social space as a bicycle workshop and pride ourselves on our strong community. We support all aspects of bicycle education; advocating for their increased use for safer communities and a love of DIY maintenance. We have a 'hands off' approach to teaching to support your learning meaning you fix your own bike and gain valuable skills as you go.
ABK is set up to cater for all abilities and is a safe space that is accepting and inclusive of every race, religion, economic class, gender identity, skill level, age, sexual orientation, ability etc. We expect everyone to be respectful of each other and our amazing space.
We survive by receiving donations of bikes, parts, money and food and make these available to the public through our workshops. We provide truly knowledgable volunteer mechanics for our workshops so as to guide everyone through their mechanical activities along with support volunteers who help to manage the space and our customers' experiences.
Our staple event is our weekly workshops. Wednesday night workshops are particularly special: where we do mechanics from 5pm until the time that our shared dinner is ready (usually around 8pm). Everyone is welcome to stay for the dinner, we ask for a $5 donation, and the meal is prepared on site by volunteer cooks, is usually vegan or vego and always so so tasty. (Unfortunately community dinners are on hold due to Covid restrictions and major renovations ongoing in our space). We also hold other themed workshop and courses.
No one is turned away from ABK for lack of funds. We offer volunteering as a valuable alternative to those customers who would prefer to pay in time for their use of the space.