UW Transportation Services provides the University Bicycle Resource Center for those who are interested in performing tune-ups to their own bicycles. The University Bicycle Resource Center is staffed by Commuter Solutions student employees who work to encourage the use of alternative forms of transportation, particularly bicycling, walking, and transit.
What the University Bicycle Resource Center offers:
- Free use of tools, air pump and grease, lube and other supplies as available
- Bicycle repair manuals
- Bicycle maps
- Bicycle registration assistance
- Alternative transportation expertise of our student employees
- Monthly bicycling events including rides, classes, movies and more. Check this space for details as they become available.
The University Bicycle Resource Center is located in the basement of Helen C White Library (in the northeast corner of the ground level of the parking garage) (maps)
The UBRC open hours for the fall semester (starting September 9, 2013) are:
All events are free and are held at the University Bicycle Resource Center in the basement garage of H.C. White Library at 600 N Park Street (unless otherwise noted). There is no registration required. Classes are first come, first served (limit 20 people per event).
- Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Free class taught by We Are All Mechanics. Learn what you need to fix flat tires with confidence in this in-depth hands-on flat fix clinic for front wheels. There will be lots to learn for both beginners and people who have changed a flat before. Bring your bike or front wheel, if you’d like, or look on with another student. If you have a pump or tire levers you want to practice with, feel free to bring those - otherwise tools will be provided.
- Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Bike Through Winter
Tips on biking through the winter including lessons learned from a winter bicycling veteran. Suggestions for clothing and other gear plus basic winter maintenance tips and available resources. Class taught by Aaron Crandall from Madison Bike Winter.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact UW Commuter Solutions at 608-263-2969 or firstname.lastname@example.org