A photo of a tool bench with a collection of tools available for use with in the University Bicycle Resource center.

University Bicycle Resource Center

University Bicycle Resource Center

UBRC Hours

Fall 2023

Mondays 11 a.m. to 8 p.m
Tuesdays 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Wednesdays 11 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.
Thursdays 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Fridays 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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

The University Bicycle Resource Center is open for do-it-yourself tune-ups bicycle tune-ups. We provide:

  • Do-it-yourself space and free use of tools, air pump and grease, lube and other supplies as available
  • Bicycle repair manuals
  • Bicycle maps
  • Active transportation expertise of our student employees

The UBRC is staffed by Commuter Solutions student employees who work to encourage the use of active and alternative forms of transportation — especially bicycling, walking, and transit.

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.

Fall 2023 & Spring 2024 class schedule


Rear Wheel Removal & Re-install
Wednesday, Sept. 20 – 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Front Wheel Flat Fix
Wednesday, Oct. 18 – 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Brake Maintenance
Wednesday, Nov. 15 – 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Bike through Winter
Wednesday, Dec. 6 – noon to 1 p.m.

Bicycle Traffic Skills 101
Wednesday, Feb. 7 – 12 to 1 p.m.

Chain Cleaning & Maintenance
Wednesday, March 6 – 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Derailleurs & Shifting
Wednesday, April 4 – 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Hub Overhaul Demo
Wednesday, May 1 – 6 to 7:30 p.m.

How to Plan a Bicycle Commute
June (date TBD) – noon to 1 p.m.

Virtual class video recordings

Classes were held online for the 2020-21 year.

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

 

Air and Repair Stations

Map of the UW-Madison campus showing the locations of free air-and-repair stations on campus, and bike lockers, cages, and shelters.
Click map to enlarge.