July 11, 2016 - Iron and Resin did a full report and fantastic photo collection of one of their visits. Stay tuned, we're cooking up some fun stuff with these folks!
"Lucky Wheels is truly an ego free atmosphere that boasts a humble attitude and an open door policy to answer any question (well, almost). Monthly events and epic group rides make this place a true community supported garage. Head into the shop to get your hands dirty and hang with good people you could normally never meet. Look out soon for some Iron & Resin / Lucky Wheels antics, we are cooking up something tasty with these gents."
June 22, 2016 - Lucky Wheels was featured on Motorcycle Missions, a nonprofit that helps people through PTSD via motorcycles.
February 2016 - local publication LA Downtowner profiles Lucky Wheels as the new kid in the neighborhood.
"For current riders of vintage to modern bikes in Downtown, the Garage is a ‘home away from home”, says Jackson. “In Downtown, people don’t have a lot of space to work on their bikes. It’s a haven.” Members take advantage of the classes, or just use the shop space and tools to do their own wrenching, rather than their apartment living rooms or out on the street. You’ll find old Harley Shovelheads to classic 70’s Honda CB350’s here, along with completely custom builds and Euro’s finest BMW and Triumphs; the range of projects makes it a learning experience for everyone. So whether you’re starting on your first project bike, or are a veteran, daily-driving lane splitter, Lucky Wheels is the place to lend a hand or lend an ear for the new wave of two-wheeling Downtowners."
June 17, 2016 - Ride Apart profiles the shop and reports on the many benefits to all kinds of riders.
" Lucky Wheels Garage combines pay-by-the-month shop space with an upstairs lounge area, a vast assortment of tools and equipment, storage, and technical know-how for the clueless. All that for just $100 a month, pay as you go, with no long-term commitment or initiation fee, and no club to join...In addition to all the hand tools and typical power tools, this shop also has soda and glass bead cabinets, a powder coating gun and oven, drill press, tubing bender, frame jig, and TIG, MIG, and oxy/acetylene welding set ups....most people will appreciate the company and a place to chill out after breaking off or stripping out that last important screw."
Jan 13, 2016 - Our pals over at Babes Ride Out profile the shop and how it came to be!
" The growing community of DIY-spirited riders at the shop provides a non-intimidating, inspiring environment for people to do some bigger projects than they could get done alone. There is always someone around to lend some advice or an extra set of hands, or just to shoot the shit about bikes over a game of pool, and come up with new ideas for projects."
December 4, 2015 - A profile on Lucky Wheels by our friends over at LA Motorcyclist the day before we opened up!
"Located at the edge of Boyle Heights and the Arts District in Los Angeles, Lucky Wheels supports itself through memberships. The $100 monthly fees include access to community and fabrication tools, lift time, a parts bin, members-only events, rides and swag, as well as two nights bike storage and one guest pass per month.
Other services are also available for added fees: overnight bike storage, engine storage, tire and battery disposal, and even local bike pickups.
But at its heart the facility provides its members with space, tools and an viable atmosphere to complete moto projects without having to purchase a garage full of professional mechanic tools.