In 2010, the University of Cincinnati created a campus bike shop to service the fleet of the Bearcat Bike Share and to provide an informal atmosphere for the UC community to learn about bike repair, bike safety, commuting, and to use the resources to do simple repairs on their own bikes. From 2010 to December of 2016, the Bike Kitchen was located in a former kitchen space of the old Faculty Club.
The Bike Kitchen is managed by the Office of Sustainability, and trained bike mechanics run the open shop hours.
For updates and upcoming events, check out the UC Bike Kitchen Facebook page.
Bike Kitchen Relocation
Over the last six years, the popularity and utilization of the Bike Kitchen has grown dramatically with the success of the program. This growth has prompted the need for the University to build a new space for the Bike Kitchen, which will be located by Dabney Hall. The new Bike Kitchen is planned to be finished in the Fall of 2017.
In the mean time, the temporary Bike Kitchen will be located at 2908 Short Vine St.
If you are interested in our campus bike infrastructure, a map of bike infrastructure on west campus including the Bike Kitchen is available.
Bike Repair Stations
Need to fix your bike while the Bike Kitchen is closed? Try one of our 4 conveniently located Fixit Bike Repair Stations! These repair stations provide a stand, tools, and an air pump for quick fixes, and a QR code on the stand takes you to a site with instructions for simple bike repairs. Fixits can be found at the following locations:
- Next to the 1st floor entrance to TUC (by the Catskeller)
- Patio on the north side of Calhoun Hall
- Inside CARE/Crawley near the fitness center entrance
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