UC Sustainability

UC Sustainability

Bike Kitchen

UC Bike Kitchen

The Bike Kitchen is a free service provided to the community by the Office of Sustainability at the University of Cincinnati. The Bike Kitchen seeks to promote bicycle culture, safety,and accessibility as a sustainable form of transportation that builds community and fosters healthy lifestyles. The Bike Kitchen offers repair services, tune-ups, and workshops for free to the community.

Location: 101 West Daniels St. (Underneath Dabney Hall)

Phone Number: 513 - 556 - 2453

Fall Hours:  

Monday 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Tuesday 9:00am - 12:00pm

Wednesday 1:30pm - 6:30pm

Thursday 9:00am - 1:30pm

Friday 1:30pm - 6:30pm

Spring hours (Beginning January 13th, 2020):

M W F: 11am - 3pm

T TR: 2pm - 6pm


Bike Kitchen History

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.

Since the inception of the Bike Kitchen, the popularity and utilization of the workshop 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 is located at 101 West Daniels St. by Dabney Hall.  The new Bike Kitchen location opened on 8/21/2017.

The Bike Kitchen is managed by the Office of Sustainability, and trained bike mechanics run the shop.

For updates and upcoming events, check out the UC Bike Kitchen Facebook page.  

Bike Repair Stations

Need to fix your bike while the Bike Kitchen is closed?  Try one of our 3 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


Bike Registration

Students, staff and faculty at the University of Cincinnati are asked to register their bicycle with the Department of Public Safety. Information collected during the registration process is entered into a database and used to identify the bicycle in case of theft. To register your bike, please visit this link. 

Questions: email green@uc.edu

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