University Bicycle Resource Center

UBRC hours

The UBRC opens for the fall semester starting Sept. 7, 2021.

Fall semester schedule

(Updated 9/27/21)

Monday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Tuesday 8 – 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 – 8 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Thursday 8 – 10:30 a.m. and 1 – 5 p.m.
Friday 1 – 8 p.m.

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 community. Classes are held in the University Bicycle Resource Center. Attendance is a first-come, first-served and no registration is required. Note: Events may transition online or attendance may be limited if public health conditions change.

Fall semester classes

Bicycle Flat Fix Class
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 | 6 – 7:30 p.m.

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. Class taught by India Viola, local bicycle advocate and educator.

Basic Bicycle Brakes
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 | 6 – 7:30 p.m.

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

Bicycle Hub Overhaul Demo
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 | 6 – 7:30 p.m.

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. Class taught by India Viola, local bicycle advocate and educator.

Bicycle Through Winter
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 | noon – 1:30 p.m.

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, UW Bicycle & Pedestrian Coordinator.

Virtual class video recordings

Classes were held in an online format for the 2020-21 year to comply with public health guidance. Recordings are available of the classes.

Class recordings are available in a YouTube playlist, which is also embedded below: