About

The Bike Centre is back! Refreshed for the 2022 riding season, students can enjoy Bike Centre Services more than ever.

Our do-it-yourself bike repair shop is conveniently located in the SLC. Tools, used parts and fluids are free to use and it’s always free to pump your tires!

Please check our social media for hours of operation updates and follow us for events and volunteer opportunities.

We’re hiring Bike Centre Volunteers! Find out more through our job listing.

How it Works

The use of tools and fluids is free. It is always free to pump up your tires. We are proudly run by volunteers, not professional mechanics. We can provide resources and advice to assist with repairs, but we are not a full-service shop.

Parts for sale include:

  • Inner Tubes – $6 (24”, 26”, & 700c sizes available)
  • Brake & Shift Cables: $3
  • Brake & Shift Housing: $2/ft
  • Glue Patch: $0.50 each
  • U Lock and Cable: $40
  • Brake Pads: $6
  • Chains: $20

The fluids available are oil (suitable for your chain), grease (the thick gooey stuff to be used on bearings), and citrus-based solvent (for helping get rid of the old gooey stuff).

We have the tools for most routine maintenance.

What we don’t have are tools that are specific for disc brakes, suspension fork or shock, frame straightening, pressing in headset cups, or for specialized/cutting-edge/high-end parts.

FAQs

The Bike Centre is in the northwest corner of the Student Life Centre. You can get to us from the outside by our door in that corner of the building (on the Ring Road side of the SLC loading docks) or from inside the SLC by walking down the hallway past the CIBC in the basement. The room number is SLC 0101.