Where did it all start?
The idea for Gothenburgs bikekitchen was born in the spring of 2011 in connection with an event under the motto “fix together your own climate-smart bike”. A number of collected bikes that were sorted out during Familjebostäders spring cleaning in Majorna and Kungsladugård where offered as renovation projects to those interested.
The highly appreciated event was arranged by volunteers and bike enthusiasts involved in the dialogue- and collaborative project «Ekologisk Stadsdel Majorna» (Ecological District Majorna). An idea to establish a permanent do-it-yourself workshop and recycling place for bikes came up among the participants.
In September 2011, a study circle was established (with the help of Studiefrämjandet and Omställning Göteborg) with the goal to launch an independent branch of Cykelköket in Malmö. The project was developed in the winter 2011-2012 by a growing group of enthusiasts and is still going strong today!