The Campus Bike Center — a collaboration between the University of Illinois and The Bike Project of Urbana-Champaign — is dedicated to empowering cyclists with the know-how to repair and maintain their own bikes.
This knowledge will allow cyclists to stay on the road, avoid some costly repairs, and make it easier for folks to transition from cars to riding a bike.
What we do
The Bike Center offers hands-on experiential learning that students can’t get in a classroom. This learning is centered around learning how to fix and maintain your bicycle.
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 also 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.
Become a member
While your first visit to the Campus Bike Center is completely free, further visits require a membership to continue learning.
Memberships require either an inexpensive annual fee or can be paid with 8 hours of volunteer work helping others with their bike. No prior experience is required to volunteer. Membership is also valid at the downtown Urbana Bike Project location.
$30 – General Public
$65 – Family/Partner
Free with 8 hours of volunteer work
The Campus Bike Center is located in the southwest corner of the Natural Resources Garage.
608 E. Pennsylvania Avenue
Champaign, IL 61820
Monday – Thursday: 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Friday: 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm