UBCycles

UBCycles is a hub for all biking activities on UBC’s Okanagan campus. UBCycles offers short-term and long-term rentals, workshops for a variety of skill levels, and tools for bike repairs.

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BIKE LOANS

1 to 14 days: $15
15-30 days: $30
One Semester: $60

2

BASIC TUNE UP

Our Basic tune  up covers most mechanical issues your bike might have. It includes a full adjustment of both front and rear derailleurs (cable tensioning indexing and alignment), a full adjustment of both front and rear brakes (pad alignment and cable tensioning), lubrication of all moving parts, safety check and a surface wipe down.

Cost: $40

3

STANDARD TUNE UP

Includes everything our basic tune up covers plus a touch wheel true, and a headset adjustment.

Cost: $60

4

DRIVETRAIN CLEANING

The drivetrain of your bike is one of its most important parts, and making sure it’s clean and properly lubricated is critical. Let us help you keep your bike running smoother for longer. Includes removal and cleaning of: cranks, chain rings, cassette, chain, and derailleurs

Cost: $30

5

MISCELLANEOUS REPAIRS

Flat tire: $5 (parts extra)
Brake adjustment: $15
Disc Brake adjustment $20
Brake Bleeding: $25
Hub adjustment: $20
Derailleur adjustment: $15
Tubeless setup: $20 (parts extra)
Wheel truing: $10-20/wheel

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BIKE DONATION

UBCycles is supporting UBC Sustainability goals by providing a Bike Donation Campaign to reduce costs of acquiring new bicycles and parts and to provide future learning opportunities in bike maintenance workshops. Schedule an appointment below to donate your bike. Thank you for supporting UBC Sustainability initiatives!

Appointments & Location

BOOK AN APPOINTMENT for rental, maintenance or donation

UBCycles is located in UNC 233 on the second floor of the University Centre, just past the Student Services counter and around the corner from International Programs & Services. This video will direct you to our location!

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Campus Bicycling Information

Cycling Facilities at UBC Okanagan

Cycling to Campus and End of Trip Facilities

DIY bike repair station (including pump and tools) located on Alumni Ave in front of the Administration building.

Sustainability

One of the main tenants of UBCycles is sustainability. UBCycles and its coordinators take the following steps to ensure that the program is as green as possible:

  • UBCycles uses reclaimed and refurbished bicycles purchased or donated from Kelowna or the UBC community. We are always looking for more bikes to add to our fleet. Book an appointment to donate a bike to our program!
  • UBCycles provides students, staff, and faculty the opportunity to use bicycles for exploring the campus and the community, in lieu of using transportation such as cars and motorcycles.
  • Lights in the UBCycle room are set on a motion sensor to minimize energy waste.
  • UBCycles tries to be as paper-free as possible, using online tools and resources for administrative purposes.

Volunteer

Getting involved with UBCycles is both easy and rewarding. If you would like to be involved, email the UBCycles Coordinator at ubcycles@gmail.com.

Volunteers who are approachable and friendly can help our campus community learn about UBCycles, the Kelowna and UBC Okanagan bike trails, and about our program. We are always seeking volunteers who:

  • Want to learn more about bicycles, green living, and who are excited about sharing these passions with others.
  • Have experience working with and on bicycles, including bicycle mechanics, and repair people.
  • Volunteers will be asked to commit three hours per week to the program to maintain their status as volunteers.

Benefits

  • Receive access to all “member” privileges, access to tools, indoor storage, free of charge.
  • Become a member of a friendly team who share a passion for cycling, cycle commuting, sustainability, and the environment.
  • Receive access to the UBCycles room to provide assistance to program members and fulfill volunteer duties, as assigned by the UBCycles Coordinator.

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Contact us

Email: ubcycles@gmail.com

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Looking to join a social group of bike enthusiasts? Check out the UBCSUO for Cycling Clubs, Mountain Riders, Varsity Outdoors Club (VOCO), and more!