Cykelköket (Swedish for “bike kitchen”) Jönköping is a non-profit organisation (a Swedish “idéel förening”) founded in 2014. It is the third of its kind in Sweden and thus among the pioneers among the country’s alternative bicycle workshops.
We work together and are supported by Jönköping Kommun, the city’s municipal administration. We benefit from the amazing privilege that our municipality pays for the rent at Kvarteret Ödlan, a multi-purpose venue that houses many other non-profit organisations.
Our goal is to contribute to more sustainable transportation. We want to improve the access to cheap bicycles and rescue bicycles from premature disposal. Instead of throwing bikes away, we find people who are willing to repair them together with our volunteers. More people on bikes also contributes to lower carbon emissions and greater health and wellbeing.