I am very excited to announce that Atlassian is welcoming the San Francisco Bike Kitchen to the neighbourhood by donating $2000 to their relocation effort.
I live in a condo in San Francisco’s Mission District, so space is definitely at a premium. And as an avid cyclist, this really doesn’t help when it comes to bike maintenance and repairs. Thankfully, The Bike Kitchen helps many local cyclists like me by providing tools and parts in order to keep things running smoothly.
When I found out through my local cycling club, Mission Cycling, that the Bike Kitchen was moving right next door to the Atlassian office, I was stoked! When I found out that they were still raising money to make it happen in January, I immediately contacted our founders to see what we could do..
Atlassian was recently awarded with an honourable mention as a Bike Friendly Business from the League of American Bicyclists, and as part of our continued effort, support and encouragement to our employees and to our community, to bike to work, we donated $2,000 to the Bike Kitchen.
We applaud the Bike Kitchen’s efforts to make biking accessible to all San Franciscans by providing training as well as keeping down the costs of maintaining a safe and reliable bicycle transportation option for us all.
Please support the Bike Kitchen!
Soon to be located in a great space at 18th and Alabama streets, just one block from the San Francisco office, the Bike Kitchen is a cooperative, do-it-yourself bike repair shop. They provide all the tools and parts you need to fix or build a bicycle with a staff of volunteer mechanics available to give advice and answer questions.
They still need all the support they can get, so I encourage you to help if you can. Doesn’t have to be money.. time and parts help just as much.
There will also be a Bike Kitchen Benefit Party on Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008 6:30-8:30pm at Rickshaw Bagworks, 904 22nd St @ Minnesota (near 3rd).