Connecting Community and Cycling
Child Bike Giveaways
Child Bike Giveaways will be the 3rd Tuesday of every month. Registration will open ~10 days before each giveaway.
Need an adult bike to get to work or school?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank You for Giving to LBK
We appreciate everyone who generously donates to LBK. We couldn't do what we do without the support of those who believe in our mission. Thank you for your continued support!
Here for the Community
The Lincoln Bike Kitchen is a community-building organization that provides bicycles and related resources to all people. We advocate for utilitarian bicycling as a vital part of a healthy, equitable and sustainable community. We connect cycling to broader environmental and social issues through outreach, and education.
Growing Our Mission
Since October 2020, LBK has donated over 400 bikes. In past years, LBK gave over 300 bikes to kids in 2016 and 650 in 2017, including a helmet and cable lock with each bike. Our success has been so overwhelming we are splitting at the seams and have outgrown our current space. We can't sustain this pace unless we find a new location. If you know of a possible space for repairs, office work and storage, contact us so we can continue helping kids be kids by matching them with a gently used bike!
While traveling home from Utah to New York, Sean Praskievicz drove through Lincoln and bought this classic Bridgestone RB 1 from LBK. It had been donated by Foster Collins. We're happy to see this pristine classic go to someone who appreciates it.
Volunteer and Bike Donations
The Lincoln Bike Kitchen is an all-volunteer nonprofit bike cooperative supported by donations (bikes, parts, monetary). Our mission is to provide - at no cost - bikes, repairs and education to all.
Your generous donations help us achieve our mission. Starting again in Spring 2022, new and used bicycles and parts can be dropped off at our location Thursdays, 5:30-7pm.
Bikes with 24-inch wheels are at the top of our list, with 20-inch wheel bikes next. However, we'll take all bikes that aren't "rust buckets!"
Want to volunteer? Once we're back open, simply show up during open shop hours. We can put all levels of ability to work.
Gina Simanek and Chris Stewart with the Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska present Leslie Taylor (middle) with a bike restored by LBK mechanics. Several years ago, Leslie had a near-death experience that resulted in a brain injury, and is now helping other brain injury survivors.
LBK In The News
'We Gave Away So Many' - LBK Bike Giveaway
Read Peter Salter's article about the Lincoln Bike Kitchen giving bikes to kids during the pandemic. Read the Lincoln Journal Star article
LBK Featured on "Car Free Midwest" Podcast
Pepe, Annette and Bob, volunteers with the Lincoln Bike Kitchen, were featured on the podcast, "Car Free Midwest." Click here to listen!