Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Meet the Cooks::Andrew West!!

Name: Andrew West | Cookin' since: Summer 2008?

Rides: Well-aged Bronze Green 1970 Raleigh Super Course with 2-speed kickback hub


How'd you hear about the Kitchen: Can't remember, but spoke with Jack and TJ at the old O20 about it once

Where's your favorite place to ride your bicycle? Across the Dutch countryside

What do you do when you're not at Kitchen? Engage in pigment displacement

Friday, March 25, 2011

Two Weeks until CicLAvia Number Two!

photo by Gary Leonard. more here.

APRIL 10th::10 am - 3 pm

The first one was so much fun! The Bicycle Kitchen, which is on one end of the route was crammed full of folks and had a table out front with Cooks giving people air, thumbs up and smiles. This second one is probably (hopefully) going to be TWICE as big! Come tuneup your bike, if that's how you're planning to use the open streets, beforehand and be sure and say hello to us on April 10th.

More info can be found here.

Ride On!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Meet the Cooks:: Matt Bikeski!

Name: Matt Bikeski

Rides: Soma Saga | Cookin' since: August 14, 2010

Holds down: McDonald's

How'd you hear about the Kitchen: Google

Where's your favorite place to ride your bicycle? Places with lots of traffic, graffiti and Thai food.

What do you do when you're not at Kitchen? Live the dream. God bless America

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


Saturday March 26th
at the Bicycle Kitchen / La BiciCocina
Instructor: Rory Cowal

Sign up at: or call (323) No-Carro

Bicycle Kidtchen

Jamil is three.

Jamil, his mom, Amira learn how to fix a flat.

From Rory, who holds down Mondays and worked with Jamil:

Amira and her son Jamil (three years old) stopped by on a Monday afternoon to repair a flat tire. Visiting from Berkeley, CA, Jamil was enjoying the sunny LA weather on his bicycle until he ran over a nail. At the kitchen, Jamil was eager to learn about bicycle repair and wanted to do everything by himself! By the time he left, he knew how to remove his wheel, patch a tube, and put it all back together again.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Meet the Cooks::Molly O!

Name: Molly Ortiz (Molly O)

Rides: the Finest (Fuji road bike) & a beat up fixed gear Grocery bike

Cookin' since: December 2009

Holds down: different shifts for different seasons

How'd you hear about the Kitchen: Fate

Where's your favorite place to ride your bicycle? PCH

What do you do when you're not at Kitchen? Serve you coffee, smile and laugh a lot, ride my bike!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Quarterly Cooks Meeting::Yeah!

March Quarterly Cooks Meeting right after our tasty lunch.

Did you know that the Bicycle Kitchen is an all-volunteer run endeavor? Our volunteers are called Cooks cuz they cook up bikes and they make all the decisions about what happens on a daily basis. Our Board of Directors is made up of Cooks and they meet monthly. We also have Quarterly Cooks Meetings where we close up shop on a Sunday and ride somewhere and meet from like noon to 4pm. Not only do we make decisions about stuff, this is where we vote in Shadows to become Cooks! This means they've "shadowed" ten shifts, had fun with the Shadow workbook and attended an orientation and have decided they like us enough to stick around.

We just had our meeting this past Sunday.

A big hearty welcome to new Cooks, Maribeth, Nick and Kris! On that welcome tip, at our December Cooks meeting we welcomed Matthew, Bobby and Alessandro.