LA bike co-op empowering people to ride
With the Bicycle Kitchen already established, Los Angeles’ Bikerowave stuck with the cooking theme when they picked the name for their bicycle co-op.
Kwang Paik said their goal is to empower people to ride their bike by learning how to repair their bikes.
“People are a lot more likely to ride their bike if they know how to fix a flat tire,” Paik said.
The shop provides the tools and mechanics to help people fix their bikes. Their rates are $7 an hour, but they also offer yearly passes for $150 ($100 for students).
Kwang Paik of Bikerowave
They hold shop hours Monday-Thursday 6:30 – 10 p.m. and 11 a.m. -5 p.m.. They are closed on Fridays.
In addition to providing shop time, Bikerowave hosts various events like their recent bike swap.
Paik said the swap was a great way to bring the bike community together.
Check out their post about the bike swap and their mission.