84 Bolivar Drive
Berkeley, CA 94710
Street Level Cycles is a full-service community bicycle shop that combines a do-it-yourself studio with a youth education program, creating a space where members of the community can learn to fix their bicycles while supporting local vocational training.
It's a decent place to buy a used bike. To do that, show up at 11:45 on a Saturday—that is, 15 minutes before it opens—and get in line. If you come much later, all of the good deals will have been sold out. Used bikes typically range from $100 to $300.
If you want to fix your bike, show up whenever the place is open. They ask for $10 per visit for you to use their tools and space. The tool selection is pretty exhaustive, and there are usually seasoned bike mechanics hanging out, who will often help you if you ask nicely.
- Open Shop
- Buy a Bike
- Youth Shop and Classes