Community Bike Shops (Bici Centro)
Our Community Bike Shops, Bici Centro, encourage people to ride by providing low-cost refurbished bicycles and parts, bike maintenance, and opportunities to learn maintenance skills through our do-it-yourself program.
What are our Community Bike Shops, Bici Centro?
Our bike shops are community hubs where people of all walks of life can come together, volunteer to help others, or learn the skills needed to keep their bikes in safe riding condition. We have bikes for sale, bike parts for sale, opportunities for you to repair your own bike assisted by a skilled mechanic, or mechanics on hand if you need to drop off your bike for maintenance or repair.
What do we offer?
We offer a variety of services for novice to expert riders. Community members can buy a new-to-them bike, browse our large bicycle parts inventory, or come in for a tune-up. We offer full professional bike maintenance services, opportunities to repair or maintain your bicycle in conjunction with a skilled mechanic through our do-it-yourself (DIY) program and affordable, upcycled bike parts to fix, build, or upgrade your bike.
Can I repair my own bicycle?
We offer a do-it-yourself (DIY) program where you will be matched with an experienced mechanic who will guide you through assessing the issue and making the needed repairs. Used and new parts are available to help you address most issues or make upgrades to your bicycle. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment for DIY services.
How can I get involved?
We accept volunteers at all skill levels and train them to become more advanced bicycle mechanics. Whether you are new to bicycle maintenance and repair or are already a skilled mechanic, we have opportunities for you. Volunteers help clean and organize bikes, bike parts and the shop; maintain our fleet of bikes for our educational programs; and refurbish bikes for the public. To become a volunteer, visit our volunteer page or contact the Bicycle Shop Manager in your region.
Can I donate a bike?
We accept all bicycles and bicycle parts with a preference for high-quality bikes that are in a condition to be refurbished. Donated bicycles are refurbished by our staff and volunteers and are either sold to the public at reduced cost or donated to youth who participate in our youth safety and skills programs.
Where are we located and what are our hours of operation?
We operate two community bike shops in Santa Barbara and Santa Maria and a satellite shop at Santa Barbara City College.
Bici Centro Santa Barbara
434 Olive St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Hours: Open Tuesday – Friday 11:30 AM – 5:30 PM and Saturday 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM (closed Sunday and Monday)
Bici Centro Santa Maria
310 E Oak St, Santa Maria, CA 93454
Hours: Open Monday – Saturday 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM (closed Sunday)
Bici Centro Santa Barbara City College
721 Cliff Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109 (East Campus, near the bridge)
Hours: Open Monday – Thursday 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (closed Friday – Sunday)