Bike Station Status
The UMC Bike Station is OPEN for the summer, but may close at any time due to lightning or and air quality index (AQI) greater than 150. See PurpleAir for the current AQI. If there is lightning, the stations will temporarily close, if the AQI reaches 150, the stations will close for the day. The Folsom station is closed for the summer. This page will be updated more frequently after July 19th.

The Bike Stations offer free maintenance assistance to help keep you in the saddle and enjoying the campus and Boulder's great environment. Bike registration is required.

Bike Station Hours

UMC Station: Monday through Friday 9:30am-4:30pm

Folsom Bike Station: Closed for the summer.

*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 will be closed on days the AIQ (Air Quality Index) reaches >150

Services Offered

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 bicycle@colorado.edu 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.

COVID Policy as of 5/24/2021

  • Only bike mechanics will be allowed in the immediate areas where bike repair is taking place.
  • Students will line up 6 feet apart while in line for bike repair services.
  • All customers must wear face coverings when approaching and speaking with bike station mechanics
Other Bike Station Services 

UMC and Folsom Bike Station Locations 

Bike Station Locations Map


Monthly CU Boulder Bike Newsletter

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Contact the bicycle program for questions or comments at bicycle@colorado.edu.