Essential Support and Services at the Bike Shack

At the Bike Shack, we’re committed to providing comprehensive support and services to ensure your cycling experience is safe, enjoyable, and hassle-free. That’s why we maintain a fully stocked supply closet brimming with tools and have a helpful staff member on hand, ensuring you can tackle most repairs right here on campus. Here’s a closer look at what we offer:

Bike Repairs and Maintenance.

Keeping your bike in good condition is crucial for a smooth and safe ride. Our staff are trained to handle a variety of repairs, including:

  • Flat Tire Repairs: We can fix punctures and replace inner tubes quickly, getting you back on the road in no time.
  • Brake Adjustments: Properly functioning brakes are essential for your safety. We’ll make sure your brakes are responsive and reliable.
  • Gear Tuning: Smooth shifting makes for a more enjoyable ride. We’ll adjust your gears to ensure they’re working perfectly.
  • General Tune-Ups: Regular tune-ups keep your bike running efficiently. We’ll check and adjust all components to keep your ride smooth and safe.

Bike Rentals

Need a bike for a day, a week, or a semester? Our affordable rental program offers a range of bikes to suit your needs.

  • $5 Per Week
  • $100 Deposit Required

Workshops and Training

We believe in empowering cyclists with the knowledge and skills to maintain their bikes and ride safely. Our workshops cover topics such as:

Basic Bike Maintenance: Learn how to perform essential maintenance tasks yourself.
Advanced Repairs: For those looking to deepen their knowledge, we offer workshops on more complex repairs.
Bike Safety: Understand the rules of the road, how to stay visible, and other crucial safety tips.

Group Rides and Events

Cycling is more fun with friends! Join our regular group rides to explore new routes, meet other cyclists, and enjoy the scenic beauty of Thunder Bay. We also host special events such as themed rides, bike parades, and more.

Community and Volunteering

The Bike Shack is a student-driven initiative, and we rely on the support and enthusiasm of our volunteers. Whether you’re a seasoned cyclist or new to biking, volunteering with us is a great way to get involved, learn new skills, and make a positive impact.

Stop by the Bike Shack to learn more about our services, sign up for workshops, or get your bike checked out. We’re here to help you ride safely and confidently!