The Campus Bike Center — a collaboration between the University of Illinois and The Bike Project of Urbana-Champaign — is dedicated to empowering individuals with knowledge about how to repair and maintain bicycles and encouraging mode-shift away from single-occupancy vehicles.  This educational center offers hands-on experiential learning that students can’t get in a classroom.  By empowering people with the ability to fix a bicycle and providing a connection between the campus and the community, the Bike Center promotes bicycling, collaboration, and community spirit.

The Campus Bike Center distributes UI bike registration stickers; maintains the campus Bike Fix-it Stations; provides a central base for the bicycling community on campus; encourages mode-shift through various events and classes throughout the year; distributes and explains educational information and resources regarding bicycling; educates students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors about basic bicycle maintenance; and collaborates with campus and community partners in bicycle-related programs. During open hours each weekday, the Campus Bike Center provides tools, parts, refurbished bikes for sale, and dedicated volunteers to help shop members and the larger community with their bicycle maintenance needs. This is a hands-on, educational space meant to provide knowledge and experience about fixing bicycles, not a “drop it off for repair” bike shop. The Campus Bike Center is located in the southwest corner of the Natural Resources Garage. The garage is between Sixth St. and Goodwin Ave. on Pennsylvania Ave.
Address 608 E. Pennsylvania Avenue Champaign, IL 61820
Phone 217-300-4638
Hours Monday – Thursday: 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm Friday: 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Membership

The first use of the Campus Bicycle Shop is free for a minor repair. Annual membership payments can be made by cash, check, or charge, or in exchange for 8 hours of volunteer work. Payments are made at the Bike Center. No prior experience is required to volunteer. Membership is also valid at the downtown Urbana Bike Project location, 202 S. Broadway Ave., Urbana.

Annual Fees

  • $30 – General Public
  • $65 – Family/Partner
  • Free with 8 hours of volunteer work

Events

Bike Maintenance 101  Dates: April 18, 2019 April 25, 2019 Time: 7-8 pm Location: Winter Garden In this informative session you will learn the basics of bike maintenance including how to lube a chain, fix a flat tire and make minor adjustments to your bicycle that will keep you riding smoothly and prolong your bike’s life. Note: This is a demonstration class; please do not bring your bike. 
Bike Rodeo Dates: Fridays April 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2019 May 3, 2019 Time: 11am-12pm Location: Campus Bike Center Learn how to change out a flat tire, the anatomy of your wheel, and how to patch an inner tube puncture! This class is both a demonstration and a hands-on course. Campus Bike Center will provide all tools and supplies.
Bike Rodeo Date:  May 4, 2019 Time: 9 am-Noon Location: ARC East Parking Lot 36 Practice and develop skills that will help you become a better bicyclist. This event will feature safety check stations, helmet fittings, balloon artists, face painting and more! Don’t forget to bring your bike and helmet to ride in our obstacle course!
UIUC Bike to Work Day Date:  May 3, 2019 Ride your bike to work on May 1 and be sure to stop by one of many station for a quick snack and free t-shirt! More info to come!
Bike to Work Day Date:  May 17, 2019 Did you know that bikes are up to 50% faster than cars during rush hour traffic? Celebrate National Bike Month by participating in  #BikeToWorkDay!

Interested to learn more about the University’s bike policies on campus?

Bike at Illinois is your source for information and resources that help you have a safer, more comfortable and more enjoyable biking experience at the University of Illinois. Learn more about other forms of sustainable transportation at F&S’s Transportation Demand Management website (TDM). Many resources exist across campus and the community to live car-free. F&S is committed to helping campus be more safe and sustainable.
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