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 Class
April 16, 2018
April 24, 2018
FREE with iCard
7-8 pm, ARC MP 6

If you ride a bicycle, then you need this class! In this informative session, you will learn how to lube a chain, fix a flat tire in record time, and make other minor adjustments to your bicycle that will keep you riding smoothly and prolong your bike’s life.

NOTE: This is an informative class, please do not bring your bike.

Bike to Work Day
May 1, 2018

Bike to Work Day is an annual event that celebrates those who ride a bicycle. Whether you commute to work by bike every single day or just want to give it a try for the first time this year, this event celebrates you! This is the one day each year that our region formally recognizes bicycling as an everyday form of transportation.

On May 1, we challenge you to bike to work or class, and in return, we will provide stations and snacks and encouragement along the way. Registration for Bike to Work Day includes a free t-shirt that you can pick up at any of our stations.

CRCE and Campus Bike Center will have a station on May 1.

More information…

Bike Rodeo
May 5, 2018
9 am-Noon
Lot 36-West of ARC
Participants between 4-13 years of age

A Fun, FREE, Family Event!

The Bicycle Rodeo will include;

  • Balloon artist and face painting
  • Archery
  • Refreshment stations including Insomnia Cookies!
  • A Welcome Station for parents to sign-in and get a “report card” for each child as well as safety information and a Champaign-Urbana Area Bicycle Map to take home
  • A Helmet Station for helmet fitting and sales
  • A Bike Inspection Station for bicycle safety checks and information on bicycle sizing
  • Skills Stations that will include activities such as starting and stopping, turning and yielding, scanning and signaling
  • Drop site for students who wish to donate their bicycles to the Bike Project

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

Learn more about campus bicycle and 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 safety and sustainability.

 

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