Open shop nights provide students, staff, and community members a weekly opportunity to gain hands-on experience fixing their own bikes under the guidance of peer mechanics. The service is free for all, but attendees are required to bring their own parts (with the exception of incidentals such as cables and housing, which can be purchased at The Bike Stable).
Peer mechanics provide:
- Guidance on adjustments to mechanical components
- Training on safe tool use
- Help with selection and installation of replacement parts
- Information about safe riding and local bicycle routes
Peer mechanics do not provide pay-for-service repairs. Participants are expected to work on their own bicycles as much as possible and bicycles may not be dropped off for service.
The Bike Stable also accepts donated bicycles during open shop. All donations will be given to the Open Roads Bike Program for local youth.
Location: Office for Sustainability, 2529 W Michigan Avenue
Day/time: Mondays and Wednesdays, 3-8 p.m.*
After hours: If you have a bicycle maintenance emergency you may use our free 24-hour Dero Fixit station. The station is located on the north side of the building (along W Michigan Ave) and includes a pump and a selection of common tools.
*The Bike Stable is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Independence Day, and from Christmas Eve through January 2