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Closed Dec 10 – Jan 1

The Bike Kitchen will be closed from December 10 to January 1st for winter break. Happy holidays!

Closed Aug 4 – 7

The Bike Kitchen will be closed from August 4th – 7th for the BC Day long weekend. We’re going on a staff camping trip! Regular hours resume on Tuesday, August 8th. Have a great weekend!

We’re hiring

Job posting: Bicycle mechanic

The Bike Kitchen is hiring an experienced bike mechanic to join our team.

The Bike Kitchen is a non-profit, full-service, community bike shop located on unceded Musqueam territory on the University of British Columbia campus. The Bike Kitchen works to support cycling in the UBC and Vancouver, BC areas. During business hours, we offer bike repair services as well as a DIY repair space, tools and instruction to UBC students and other community members. In the evenings, we offer a range of educational and volunteer programming.

Responsibilities for this position include assembling and refurbishing used bicycles, completing walk-in bicycle repairs, assisting members of the public in repairing their own bicycles, and supporting staff with mechanical and organizational tasks. The selected applicant will also be responsible for working with the programs manager to deliver outreach to our membership through our educational programming.

The selected applicant will report to the head mechanic who oversees daily service operations at the Bike Kitchen.

The Bike Kitchen strongly encourages applicants who come from communities underrepresented in the bicycle industry to apply for this position. This includes women, trans- and gender-variant individuals, people of colour, Indigenous people, and people with disabilities (please note that our space has accessibility challenges. We are happy to provide more information upon request if this informs your interest in applying for this position). Applicants must have a valid SIN number and be legally entitled to work in Canada.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Accurately and thoroughly assessing bicycles for repairs
  • Refurbishing used, donated bicycles to be resold
  • Completing service orders in a timely manner with a high level of accuracy
  • Using Lightspeed P.O.S. to complete sales, work-orders, and inventory  (training provided)
  • Assist in daily shop maintenance: sweeping, tidying, merchandising, and recycling


  • A strong understanding of and commitment to anti-oppressive values and practices
  • 1-3 years experience as a bike mechanic in a professional setting – we will prioritize more experienced candidates
  • Experienced restoration technician; has experience refurbishing bicycles of varying quality, style, and eras
  • Strong professional communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Available on weekends and some evenings


  • UBC Student or Alumni
  • Experience with hands-on instruction in bicycle repair
  • Knowledge of community bike shops
  • Knowledge of a broad range of bike components and tools
  • Available Tuesday evenings until 9:00 pm for special programming

Job Specifications

  • Compensation: $14.50 – $17.00/hr based on experience
  • Hours: minimum 24 hours/week, maximum 40 hours/week
  • Starting: As soon as possible
  • Duration: Contract position until Oct 31st, 2017, with option to renew pending satisfactory performance evaluation.

Please email your resume and cover letter to info@thebikekitchen.com with the subject heading “Application: Bicycle Mechanic”. We will be accepting applications until the position is filled. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

* UBC is located on unceded Musqueam territory. We encourage Indigenous people, as well as all people who are underrepresented in the cycling industry to apply for this position.

Workshop Sign-up

Our next session of Intro to Mechanics is coming up in July!

During four interactive sessions, you’ll learn about bike tools, parts and the inner workings of our two-wheeled friends. The basics of repairs and maintenance will be taught by knowledgeable mechanics in a friendly and supportive environment with small class sizes. Throughout this series of workshops, demonstrations and explanations of basic bike mechanisms will be given to help with understanding of the entire bicycle system.

Everyone is welcome! (No bike required!)  However, if you do own a bike, we recommend that you bring it with you so that you can practice repairs on your own bike under the supervision of our instructor – it’s a great way to get to know your bike!

For more information, visit: www.bikecoop.ca/workshops/

Register for Intro to Mechanics here.

Fast repair times!

We can do most repairs within 24 hours!

Reading Break

Hello folks,

During Reading Break we will still be booking in repairs & tune-ups, but the DIY portion of the shop will be shut down. We will be spending the week refurbishing used bikes and will have a good selection to sell once the break is over. Our first day back open will be Saturday the 25th.

Have a great break!

Closed Dec 9th-Jan 2nd

The Bike Kitchen will be closed for the holidays December 9th through January 2nd. Have a great December and see you in the New Year!


We are open!

The Bike Kitchen is now open again and our regular hours and programs have resumed. Our new location is at 1896 East Mall in the ATCO trailer next to Brock Hall and Irving K. Barber.

Now closed for moving

We’re moving to a trailer just across from the plaza from our current location. Our new home is next to Brock Hall, and in front of IKB. Come visit us next week when we are open again.

Shop Closed July 1 & 2

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