Bike Centre

 
 
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Located in SLC 0101, we're a Do-It-Yourself bike repair shop and term-by-term bike rental service. You can now rent a bike for Fall 2018! See below to register.

Bike Rental Program

Bicycle Rental Program

The Bike Centre offers a bicycle rental program. Undergraduate students will have the opportunity to rent one of 40 bicycles at an affordable price for the entire term. The Rental program is now accepting applications for the 2018 Fall Term! Email us at bikecentre@feds.ca if you have questions.

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

Spring 2018 Hours: 

Monday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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”, & 700c sizes available)  
  • Brake & Shift Cables: $3 
  • Brake & Shift Housing: $2/ft
  • Glue Patch: $0.50 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 for the 2018 Fall Term! Email us at bikecentre@feds.ca if you have questions.

Continuing our tradition, the Bike Centre will offer a bike 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)

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:

  • NORCO CITY GLIDE 8IGH (medium and large)
  • NORCO CITY GLIDE 2SPD (small, medium and large)
  • NORCO CITY GLIDE 3IGH MIXTE (small & medium)

Parking

Parking is available at PAC and SLC. For rates at specific locations see the University of Waterloo Lot Information Rates webpage.

Contact

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

Spring 2018 Hours: 

Monday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed