University Bicycle Resource Center

UBRC hours

The UBRC is CLOSED and will remain closed through the fall 2020 semester. Thank you for your understanding.

The UBRC does not have staffed hours on weekends or UW legal holidays.

A black bicycle is elevated on a stand so it can be worked on. Interior of the University Bicycle Resource center is visible; a tool bench can be seen in the background.

UBRC Classes

All events are free and open to the UW-Madison community. Fall semester 2020 in-person classes are canceled, but there will be virtual classes. See below for details:

Bicycle Flat Fix Class – VIRTUAL
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 | 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Class taught by India Viola, local bicycle advocate and educator. Learn what you need to fix flat tires with confidence in this in-depth flat fix clinic for front wheels. There will be lots to learn for both beginners and people who have changed a flat before. Follow along on your own bike or with your own front wheel.

Required pre-registration through WebEx. Limited to 12 attendees. Once you are approved by the host, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the session. Bicycle Flat Fix Class – WebEx online registration

Basic Bicycle Brakes – VIRTUAL
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 | 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Free class taught by India Viola, local bicycle advocate and educator. In this class, we will discuss brakes and minor brake adjustments. Follow along at home on your own bike, or just watch and listen in order to identify and learn how to use your barrel adjusters, as well as clean your braking surfaces.

Required pre-registration through WebEx. Limited to 12 attendees. Once you are approved by the host, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the session. Basic Bicycle Brakes Class – WebEx online registration

Bicycle Hub Overhaul Demo – VIRTUAL
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 | 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Free class taught by India Viola, local bicycle advocate and educator. The instructor will take apart a wheel hub and demonstrate repacking of wheel bearings. The inner workings of this simple but mysterious bicycle maintenance task will be revealed.

Required pre-registration through WebEx. Limited to 12 attendees. Once you are approved by the host, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the session. Bicycle Hub Overhaul Demo – WebEx online registration

Bicycle Through Winter – VIRTUAL
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 | noon – 1:30 p.m.

Free class. 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 Chuck Strawser.

Required pre-registration through WebEx. Limited to 12 attendees. Once you are approved by the host, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the session. Bicycle Through Winter Class – WebEx online registration

The format for classes in Spring 2021 will be announced at a later date.

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