Connecting Community and Cycling
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.
Every donation made May 1-24 through Give to Lincoln makes a bigger impact because participating nonprofits also get a proportional share of a $500,000 match fund provided by Lincoln Community Foundation and generous sponsors.
We had a great 2022 at LBK thanks to our dedicated volunteers, helpful community partners, and generous donors. Click the image to the right to see a higher-resolution version.
How can you help us in 2023?
May 6th - Arnold Heights Neighborhood Cleanup
May 20th 9am-Noon - Bike Sale! 🎉 - LBK Shop (1635 S 1st St)
May 24th - Give to Lincoln - Donations accepted May 1 - 24.
Need a bike for a child?
We're currently catching up on requests. Please check back in a couple weeks.
Child Bike Giveaways
Please check back soon. We're catching up on requests.
Need an adult bike to get to work or school?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday: 5-7 p.m.
Monday: 9am-Noon, 5-8pm
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 during these hours:
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
Engineering students aid Bike Kitchen's 1,000+ giveaway goal
We team up with UNL students to teach them mechanical and people skills while they help us get bikes ready to give away. Check out the article
'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!