Bike Resource Center
The MU Office of Sustainability’s Bike Resource Center strives to make bicycles a safe and affordable option for commuting, to reduce environmental impact through the use of non-motorized transportation and to encourage personal health through exercise. With that said, the Bike Resource Center helps repair MU student bikes throughout the year, free of charge, to keep them going strong.
If your bike needs repairing be sure to visit with one of our bike mechanics. Weather-permitting the BRC mechanics will be located at Speaker’s Circle during the following days and times:
- Monday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Tuesday 9 a.m. to 10:40 a.m.
- Wednesday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Thursday 9 a.m. to 10:40 a.m.
- Friday 11 a.m. to 1:40 p.m.
Please note that our student mechanics will not be at Speaker’s Circle if the temperature is below 50 degrees and/or if it is raining.
Bike Resource Center FAQ
What kind of repairs does BRC provide?
If your tire is flat we can air it up for you. We can also patch up holes in the tire as a temporary fix until you can get a new tube and/or tire. We can also do a tune up and a diagnostics for you. When it comes to replacing parts, if you purchase the parts and bring them to Speaker’s Circle we can get those items replaced.
Do I have to make an appointment ahead of time?
No, this service is on a first-come-first-serve basis so come on by during our listed hours and days. We’ll be more than happy to help!
How do I know if your team will be out in Speaker’s Circle when it’s cold outside?
Please check the weather before heading out to see us. Our office looks at the hourly forecast each morning and as soon as we see 50 degrees or higher during our normal BRC hours we pack up our gear and head towards Speaker’s Circle. If we are scheduled for 11 a.m. but it doesn’t hit 50 degrees until noon we will be out there beginning at noon. We will also cancel if it is raining. Our student bike mechanics’ health and safety are our first priority.
Is BRC really free for students?
Yes, it totally is. The Bike Resource Center is one of our many projects that we oversee to ensure students stay safe and sustainable throughout their daily lives.
I’d like to conduct an interview for a class project or a local news outlet. How do I go about scheduling an interview?
I have basic knowledge of how to repair bikes and I would be interested in becoming a student bike mechanic. Is there an application I can fill out?
Yes. We hire students to help repair bikes for the Bike Resource Center as well as our MU Bike Share bikes. The application can be found here.
Additional Student Resources