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

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!

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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