Connecting Community and Cycling
LBK will be collecting good used bikes to refurbish and distribute to low-income families for the 2022 holiday season. The bikes will be distributed to K-12 schools, community centers and refugee centers.
How can you help? Drop off gently used bikes during open hours at 1635 South First St., and LBK will do the rest.
What type bikes are best to donate? Youth bikes and smaller adult bikes (think middle school) are perfect for youngsters. Adult hybrids work best for older adults. Bikes need to be nearly rust-free and not need a lot of refurbishing.
When? Our official kickoff to accept bikes is Monday, November 14 (the eve of America Recycles Day), 9-11 a.m. and 5:30-7:30 p.m. LBK will also accept accept good bikes before and after that date during open hours.
The Recycle-A-Cycle program is a partnership with the Nebraska Recycling Council.
Child Bike Giveaways
Child Bike Giveaways will be the 3rd Tuesday of every month during the summer. Registration will open ~10 days before each giveaway. Sign up using this link.
Need an adult bike to get to work or school?
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Thank You for Giving to LBK
LBK 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. We appreciate everyone who generously donates to LBK and thank you for your support.
Free Repairs: Monday: 5-7 p.m.
Bike Donations: Monday: 9-11 a.m., 5-7 p.m., Thursday: 5-7 p.m.
Child Bike Giveaway:
See Our Programs page for dates
Get Involved at LBK
Bike Donations Open
Bike donations are currently open. Bring any bikes you'd like to donate on Monday 9-11 a.m, Monday 5-7 p.m, or Thursday 5-7 p.m.
Want to Volunteer?
Simply show up during open shop hours. We can put all levels of ability to work. Email us for more info!
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
LBK has donated over 700 bikes this year. Our goal is to reach 1000 bikes distributed, 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.
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!