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Campus Bike Center (Ongoing)

Recent Project Updates

  • 5/20/2024

    All, First week of M/W/F was fine in terms of meeting demand. Not a lot of people in, but we did steadily sell bikes to summer session folk. Had one person start a build-a-bike.

  • 5/14/2024

    All, Slow beginning to the week and a furious finish. Friday was busier than we’ve been in weeks, but we were also down some folks as finals were wrapped up for most people. Made progress on the abandoned bike pile.


The Campus Bicycle Center — a collaboration between the University of Illinois and The Bike Project of Urbana-Champaign — is dedicated to empowering individuals with knowledge about how to repair and maintain bicycles and encouraging mode-shift away from single-occupancy vehicles.  This educational center offers hands-on experiential learning that students can’t get in a classroom.  By empowering people with the ability to fix a bicycle and providing a connection between the campus and the community, the Bicycle Center promotes bicycling, collaboration, and community spirit.

The Campus Bicycle Center distributes UI bike registration stickers; maintains the campus Bike Fix-it Stations; provides a central base for the bicycling community on campus; encourages mode-shift through various events and classes throughout the year; distributes and explains educational information and resources regarding bicycling; educates students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors about basic bicycle maintenance; and collaborates with campus and community partners in bicycle-related programs. 

During open hours each weekday, the Campus Bicycle Center provides tools, parts, refurbished bikes for sale, and dedicated volunteers to help shop members and the larger community with their bicycle maintenance needs. This is a hands-on, educational space meant to provide knowledge and experience about fixing bicycles, not a "drop it off for repair" bike shop.

Membership in The Bike Project at Urbana-Champaign is valid at both the Campus Bicycle Center and the Downtown Urbana location, and costs $30 annually for all individuals and $65  annually for a family membership.

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Campus Bike Center Total Visits


  • Q4, FY16:

    Q4, FY16

  • Q1, FY17:

    Q1, FY17

  • Q2, FY17:

    Q2, FY17

  • Q3, FY17:

    Q3, 2017

Memberships Sold


  • Q3, FY17:

    Q3, 2017

Project Team

  • Project Leader:

    Jake Benjamin


  • Proposed November 1, 2008
    Proposed by Multi-Modal Study
    Started March 15, 2010
    Started by Morgan Johnston


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