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L.A. Bicycle Kitchen Cultivates "Do It Yourself" Transportation

Benjamin Gottlieb |
February 17, 2011 | 4:36 p.m. PST

Senior News Editor

Navigating the traffic-filled streets of Los Angels on a bicycle can often be a daunting task.

However volunteers at the Bicycle Kitchen – a local, self-service community bike shop located on Heliotrope Street near Los Angeles City College – make preparing a bike for the road a little bit easier and more affordable.

The premise behind the kitchen is a “do it yourself” mentality, whereas bike-enthusiasts are provided the necessary tools and accessories to both build a bicycle from scratch, or fix the old rusty one found in grandma’s garage.

The bicycle kitchen is a non-profit bicycle repair and education organization, run by a group of volunteers. Suggested donations for the use of the kitchen’s services is $7 per hour, although the group does not turn down bike-aficionados for lack of funds.


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