The Bike Stations offer free maintenance assistance to students to keep you in the saddle. Bike registration is required.
Bike Station Hours
Fall Semester Hours
UMC Station: Monday through Friday 10am-4pm
Folsom Bike Station: MWF 10am-4pm
*Hours vary depending on weather and student staff availability. Check this page and refresh to see the bike station open/closed status. Many days in the winter months are too cold and/or snowy for people to work outside with their hands. Student employees must isolate after close contact with a COVID positive person so staffing is difficult this semester. All bike station staff are completing the Daily Health Questionaire and a weekly COVID test.
*UMC and Folsom Bike Stations may close on days the AQI (Air Quality Index) reaches >100 and will definitely be closed on days the AQI reaches 150.
Our bike station mechanics are here to assist you in maintaining your registered bike and in doing light repairs.
We perform safety checks, inflate tires, lubricate chains, adjust brakes, and fix flats. Both the UMC and Folsom stations are equipped to patch tubes and provide a free, new tube when the old tube cannot be patched. We can also replace cables and housing when needed and when time allows. During busy times, such as the beginning of semesters, when multiple people are lined up for repairs, we prioritize light maintenance try to keep each bike service to 15 minutes.
We do not supply parts other than tubes, cables, and housing, but we can help you replace certain parts if you bring them to the bike stations. We can also help you determine which parts may need replacing.
Brake pads, tires, cables and housing are examples of parts our mechanics can help you replace. If you are hoping to have a specific part replaced at the bike stations, it's a good idea to email firstname.lastname@example.org and run it by our staff. Many repairs and part replacements should be done at a local bike shop where they have more tools and more experienced professional staff.
E-Bike maintenance: Our repair stands are not suitable for handling electric bikes, nor are our staff trained for the various kinds of motor connections and specific dropouts. We are able to do some e-bike adjustments, but if it involves removing the rear wheel and the bike has a rear hub motor, we will refer you to a local bike shop. We will fix flat rear tires if you bring us the wheel already removed from the bike.
Other Bike Station Services
- Bicycle Registration
- Semester Bicycle Rental
- Bicycle Maintenance Clinics
- Lock Cut Service
- Bike Program Team
UMC and Folsom Bike Station Locations
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