Bike Centre

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Located in SLC0101, we're a Do-It-Yourself bike repair shop and term-by-term bike rental service.

Row of bikes in Student Life Centre

Bicycle Rental Program

The Bike Centre offers a bicycle rental program. Undergraduate students will have the opportunity to rent one of 22 bicycles at an affordable price for the entire term.

Student Life Centre  RM 0101 
200 University Ave West
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
bikecentre@feds.ca
519 888-4567 x35174

Hours: 

Monday 12:30pm - 6:00pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 6:00pm
Wednesday 12:30pm - 6:00pm
Thursday 8:30am - 6:00pm
Friday 10:30pm - 6:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

How the Bike Centre Works

We charge $1/hr for use of the tools and $1 if you use any of the fluids. It is always free to pump up your tires. We are proudly run by volunteers, not professional mechanics. We can provide resources and advice to assist with repairs, but we are not a full-service shop.

Parts for sale include:

  • Inner Tubes - $5 (24”, 26”, 27”, & 700c sizes available)  
  • Brake & Shift Cables: $3 
  • Brake & Shift Housing: $2/ft
  • Patch Kits: $0.50 each
  • Ankle Straps: $0.25-5.00 each

The fluids available are oil (suitable for your chain), grease (the thick gooey stuff to be used on bearings), and citrus-based solvent (for helping get rid of the old gooey stuff).

We have the tools for most routine maintenance. 

What we don't have are tools that are specific for disc brakes, suspension fork or shock, frame straightening, pressing in headset cups, or for specialized/cutting-edge/high-end parts.

Where is the Bike Centre

The Bike Centre is in the northwest corner of the Student Life Centre. You can get to us from the outside by our door in that corner of the building (on the Ring Road side of the SLC loading docks) or from inside the SLC by walking down the hallway past the CIBC in the basement. The room number is SLC 0101.

Bicycle Rental Program

The Rental program is now accepting applications! 
Contact us through email at bikecentre@feds.ca to apply.

The University of Waterloo Bike Centre will continue to offer the bicycle rental program. Students will have the opportunity to rent one of 40 bicycles at an affordable price for the entire term.

Rental fees and damage deposits will be payable in cash or debit only when picking up your bike.

Each rental bicycle comes with reflectors, front and rear lights, and a U-lock and cable. You are required to prove you have a helmet when you pick up your bike.

Prices

2, 3 & 8 speed bikes
$100/term or $45/month (plus $250 damage deposit)

8-speed bikes
Payments and deposits will be payable in cash or debit only when picking up your bicycle.

Each rental bicycle comes with reflectors, front and rear lights, and a U-lock and cable.

Bicycle Models

The following bicycle models will be available for rental:

Contact

Student Life Centre  RM 0101 
200 University Ave West
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
bikecentre@feds.ca
519 888-4567 x35174

Hours: 

Monday 12:30pm - 6:00pm
Tuesday 8:30pm - 6:00pm
Wednesday 12:30pm - 6:00pm
Thursday 8:30pm - 6:00pm
Friday 10:30pm - 6:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed