University Bicycle Resource Center

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.
Hours

The UBRC open hours for the spring semester (starting Monday, January 27, 2014) are:

  • Monday: 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 4:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Events

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, March 19, 2014, 12:00 Noon - 1:00 p.m..
    Tips for Riding in Traffic
    Free class taught by We Are All Mechanics. Learn the basics of vehicular cycling and keep yourself safe and comfortable while riding in traffic. Free Planet Bike blinky light set to the first 5 attendees. Bring a brown bag lunch!

  • Monday, April 14, 2014, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m..
    Spring Kickoff Party
    It’s been a long hard winter. Stop by the shop to celebrate spring with pizza and soda! Free Planet Bike blinky light set to the first 5 attendees. We Are All Mechanics will be on hand to teach a free class on how to change a front wheel flat.

  • Wednesday, May 14, 2014, Noon - 1:00 p.m..
    ABC Quick Check
    Learn the basic mechanical safety check that every bicyclist should know. We Are All Mechanics guides you through a full system check of your bicycle that you can do in just a few mintues, every time you ride. Uncover mechanical problems before they become dangerous. Bring your bike or look on with a classmate. Free Planet Bike blinky light set to the first 5 attendees. Bring a brown bag lunch!
Location

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)


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact UW Commuter Solutions at 608-263-2969 or at cstrawser@fpm.wisc.edu