Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Check out our logo for our upcoming Five Year Fundraising Campaign! Designed and colored by artist, Julianna (JP) Parr. Isn't it RAD!!!? And, mark your calendar for a fantastically fun Bike Ride which launches the campaign. It's on March 6th | 1pm | starting at the Bicycle Kitchen, of course.

Details to follow. Hooray!!!!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Meet the Cooks! Potter

Name: Eric Potter | Rides: Trusty 3-speed Schwinn "Lady Blue" and 70s Motobecane Grand Record for longer rides.

Cookin' since:
Aught Five | Holds down the Monday shift.

How'd you hear about the Kitchen: Midnight Ridazz! Magic Gas Era.

Where's your favorite place to ride your bicycle:
Mojave Desert. After Mojave Desert, I like to hear the sound of my spokes sing.

What do you do when you're not at Kitchen:
Hey, I'm a musician! And capture strange sounds for movies.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Meet the Cooks! Hazel

Name: Hazel Hartman | Rides: Loaner bikes. I need to fix mine!

Cookin' since: June of 2006 | Holds down the monday shift and wednesdays before that.

How'd you hear about the Kitchen:
From the Bike Church in Santa Cruz

Where's your favorite place to ride your bicycle:
In the bike lane. On a future sharrow.

What do you do when you're not at Kitchen:
Stuff. I cut hair, make bootleg liquor, play with animals and garden.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Tuesday Morning

Direct from an email from Arlen, one of the cooks working on the City of Lites/IDEPSCA bicycle repair outpost:

"Ramon, Emily, Mike, and I rocked a build out session at IDEPSCA this morning. Here are some photos that you may want to post on the blog. In case our carpentry isn't so obvious, that's a work bench made from old murals they were throwing away. And a cabinet/style tool wall we made from and old sandwich board they weren't using. Tools, Lumber, Screws, and (of course) Labor all generously donated by the bicycle kitchen and friends. Too bad we didn't take the extracycle or the bob trailer. There goes the street cred..."

Monday, February 8, 2010

Meet the Cooks! Gabriel

Name: Gabriel Quintana-Rebagliati Rides: Scapin Road Bike

Cookin' Since: Summer of 2009

How'd you hear about the Kitchen: From Kreigh Hampel (aka Dr.Rot,) an old friend of our family. He got me my first bike, started coming around here and eventually started volunteering.

Where's your favorite place to ride your bicycle: The downhill on Silverlake Boulevard next to the dog park.

What do you do when you're not at Kitchen: Music. I'm a musician.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Earn-A-Bike Gets Helmets!

From Left: Jen, Rigo, Arlette, Gabby, Jose and Elson

Thanks to the East Hollywood Neighborhood Council, the kids of Earn-a-Bike can go on their bike ride on Tuesday with their very own helmets! On Thursday, Jennifer Moran and Elson Trinidad, from EHNC came to what started out to be a low attendance EAB to present the helmets which had arrived the day before. They even brought clip lights with their logo to add to the fun! We took the obligatory group shot and tried to convince the kids to let Jen interview them for their "Imagine East Hollywood" project to no avail. As Jen was leaving, the rest of the fellas showed up and they picked out theirs. Hopefully, Jennifer and Elson will join us on Tuesday! EAB and the Bicycle Kitchen say "Thanks a million!"