Bike Shop & Bike Share

Bike Central

Our mission is to support the development of healthy lifestyles and sustainable communities through cycling. Our bike programs advocate cycling as a means of health, recreation, and transportation. We seek to make biking an accessible activity for everyone and to create a bike friendly community. To do this, we provide quality, affordable bikes, parts, and repair services; we offer educational and instructional opportunities to the community about bike safety, repair, and maintenance; and we provide a bike share program on campus.

We offer a variety of programs, services, and information including: 

Our Values

Customer Service
Professionalism is key. We aim for every person to know they are welcome in our shop, for their needs to be met, and for every question to be answered.

We aim to get each bike fixed quickly and efficiently with minimal cost to the customer.

Our bike shop is run by student-mechanics who have been trained in bike repair and maintenance. The development of our student-mechanics and experience they gain through their work in the shop is important to us. It is also important that they share that knowledge through instructional workshops and in collaboration with customers during workshops and open stand time.

Please review this page for more information on our services, parts and bike sales, and instruction. Click on the tabs on the left for more about our Free Wheelers Bike Share Program and for maps of bike routes in the area.

Bike Shop Hours of Operation:

Fall Semester Hours (Sept. 3 to Dec. 10): Monday -Friday: 3-7 p.m.

To make an off hours appointment contact:

Kenneth Follette, Bike Shop Manager  Phone: 978-934-6797

Bike Shop Location

We are located inside the Campus Recreation Center on East Campus, on the second floor, to the right of the elevator.

Winter Bike Storage

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We are offering bike storage for those who own their own bike but have no place to store it for the winter. This option is available from December until March 12, 2015, and costs $25. Bikes will be stored with our Free Wheelers in a secure indoor unit located near South Campus. 

Benefits: Proper storage keeps your bike away from adverse weather, extreme, sudden temperature changes, helps prevent dry rot in tires, and reduces rust from salty, wet conditions.

How to Sign Up:

  1. Bring your bike to the UMass Lowell Bike Shop. Pay your $20 fee for storage and complete a winter storage request form.
  2. Leave your bike with us for the duration of the winter.
  3. This is a seasonal storage, so you will not be able to access your bike during this time.
  4. Pick your bike up promptly on March 12, 2015*
*If you would like to pick up your bike before March 12, please notify The Bike Shop and allow for 1-2 days for your request to be processed.