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. Located in a former kitchen space of the old Faculty Club, the Bike Kitchen is open several days a week for anyone to stop by and ask questions. Bike workshops are part of the regular sustainability workshop series throughout the school year.
The Bike Kitchen is managed by the Office of Sustainability, and trained bike mechanics run the open shop hours.
Summer 2015 open shop hours
Monday: 8:30am - 11am / noon - 5pm
Tuesday: 8:30am - 5pm
Wednesday: 8:30am - 5pm
Thursday: 8:30am - 3:30pm
Last minute schedule changes can be found on the UC Bike Kitchen Facebook page. Please be understanding as our shop is staffed by students.
The Bike Kitchen is located in the Old Faculty Center building which is attached to Myers Alumni Center. The entrance is off the loading dock on Woodside Place, across from the Langsam Library garage. You can search this address in Google Maps:
2936 Woodside Drive
Cincinnati OH 45220
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:
- Outside the Bike Kitchen
- 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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