Bike Library & Workshop

Bike Library & Workshop

The Bike Library & Workshop is OPEN!


The Bike Library & Workshop is a community bike shop on campus and is an initiative under Sustain SU. We are fully equipped with the tools and space necessary to repair and maintain bikes. Bike repairs are DIY, however, our volunteers & Bike Library Mechanic can provide guidance and offer some help. Tool and stand use are entirely FREE, but we do take monetary donations!

The Bike Library also sells used and new components and parts such as tubes, tires, and other accessories. We are not taking donations of bikes due to the lack of space, but feel free to donate any parts or components that are not of use to you.

Note: We do not bleed hydraulic brakes or repair suspension. Please visit your local bike shop for these specialized services.


Events & Updates

Christmas and New Years Closure

  • The Bike Library & Workshop will be closed to the public between December 13, 2022 - January 12, 2023.

Bike Rental Update

  • Winter is coming... the Rental season will be coming to an end on October 25, 2022. Unfortunately, we do not rent out bikes in the Winter. Rentals usually run between April-October. The Bike Library & Workshop will remain open over the winter hosting various workshops & events catered to winter cycling/activities!

Workshops

Basic Bike Workshop - The workshop covers the basics of bike maintenance and caring for your bike. Topics include regular checks, drivetrain cleaning, lubricating your chain, and simple brake and shifting adjustments. A happy bike is a well-maintained and looked-after bike! In the workshop, participants will be able to work on their own bike. Our Bike Mechanic and volunteers will help you along the entire process and also give you some advice on the way!


DROP IN DIY-Bike Repairs

If you want to repair your bike or have it checked up please drop in with your bike during our hours! We are open in the Winter!

Bike Rentals (Ending October 25, 2022)

The Bike Library has a variety of bikes available for rent. Our Bike Fleet consists of City, Mountain, and Road bikes and are well maintained by our Bike Mechanic and Staff.

If you are interested in renting a bike please fill out the rental registration form below and drop in at the Bike Library!

Rental Registration Form

There is a $160 damage deposit which will be refunded when the bike is returned. Clients can rent a bike for $15 per week for up to a month. We accept cash or credit. Renters will be issued a U-lock and key, and a pair of lights if needed. Note that we DO NOT provide renters with a helmet.

NOTE - We are unfortunately unable to accept debit cards for rental deposits during this time.

Bike Library Hours (subject to change):

Tuesday: 1-5 PM Thursday: 1-5 PM

We are closed on provincial and regional holidays.


Contact US

If you have any questions, feel free to email us at bikelibrary@su.ualberta.ca.

If you would like to comment or give feedback on any of our services please fill out this form. Any comments or feedback will be greatly appreciated and will help improve operations.


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Contact

Phone

780-492-1648

Email
bikelibrary@su.ualberta.ca

Hours

Tues 1-6 PM
Thurs 1-6 PM

Address

SAB 1-13
South Academic Building (SAB)
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2G7