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Campus Recreation

Instructional Workshops

The Bike Shop is offering a variety of workshops for people of all skill levels. These workshops are a great opportunity to learn new skills, meet new people, and support the on-campus cycling community. Below is a list of all the workshops that will be offered for the spring semester.

BiKE COMMUTER BASICS LUNCHEON

Bike commuting can be an excellent start and end to a busy day! Bike commuters get exercise, have fun, get a mental break, save money, and are friendly to the environment! Ever wondered what it takes to be a bike commuter? Join some seasoned UMass Lowell bicycle commuting staff for a fun and informational presentation and conversation about bike commuting. Topics to be covered include commuter bikes and equipment, where to park your bike (medium and long term parking), luggage, showers, lockers and work clothes, bike maintenance, weather, nutrition and hydration, costs and benefits, recommended routes near campus, and questions and answer session. Pizza and drinks will be served.

Please sign up for one of Our Bike Commuter Basics Luncheons! Current and perspective bike commuters welcome!

Date and Time Location Online Registration Registration Deadline
August 31, Noon-1 p.m. Campus Recreation Center Atrium Register Online August 29, Noon
September 21, Noon-1 p.m. University Crossing Room 490 Register Online September 19, Noon
March 29, Noon-1 p.m. McGauvran Room TBD Register Online March 27, Noon

SMART CYCLING

Cycling in and around Lowell can be challenging but it is also a great way to get around! Hosted by a League of American Bicyclists Cycling Instructor, thisafternoon session will introduce cyclists to knowledge and skills to help make their cycling experience safe, responsible and enjoyable as possible. Topics to be covered include bike safety practices, basic traffic skills, Massachusetts laws pertaining to cyclists and bicycle and equipment maintenance checks. This class includes classroom time as well as on bike skills drills. For more information see our smart cycling handout or contact: kevin_soleil@uml.edu.

The Enriching Essential Learning Outcomes (E2LO) Initiative helps you build connections between the core outcomes that you achieve in the classroom and events and experiences that take place beyond it. The program you are attending is designed to enrich your student experience related to Social Responsibility and Ethics by exposing you to the concepts of responsible cycling. By attending programs like this your student experience may be enriched in a variety of ways! For information on E2LO events, experiences, rewards and scholarship opportunities please visit the UMass Lowell E2LO website.

Class Details Dates / Times Cost Registration Registration Deadline
Smart Cycling September 29, 2017 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. FREE / FREE Register Online September 28, Noon
Smart Cycling April 6, 2018 1p.m. - 5 p.m. FREE / FREE Register Online April 5, Noon

Bike MaIntenance Basics

This workshop teaches participants how to assess the condition of all parts of their bike, how to keep it clean and lubricated, and will provide an overview of basic tune up skills. Each skill will be reviewed by a mechanic, then participants will practice on their own bike with feedback. No previous experience in bike repair or maintenance is required.

Contact us in advance if you need to borrow a bike for the workshop.

Class Dates / Times Cost Registration Registration Deadline
Bike Maintenance Basics September 28, 7-9 p.m. FREE Register Online September 27, Noon
Bike Maintenance Basics October 26, 7-9 p.m. FREE Register Online October 25, Noon
Bike Maintenance Basics November 16, 7-9 p.m. FREE Register Online November 15, Noon
Bike Maintenance Basics March 22, 7-9 p.m. FREE Register Online March 21, Noon
Bike Maintenance Basics April 19, 7-9 p.m. FREE Register Online April 18, Noon

DO IT YOURSELF STAND TIME

We offer free do it yourself stand time during our open hours to UMass Lowell students, faculty and staff during our normal business hours. DIY stand time is a great way to gain hands on mechanical experience on your bike when you need it as well as save some money on repairs. Bike shop staff will help you perform an initial assessment and help you get oriented to the shop. Mechanics are present for occasional consultation and limited basic instruction. See more details on our Bike Shop Services page.

GROUP RIDES

Group rides such as the Midnight Marathon Bike Ride and Evening Mountain Bike Rides happen a few times each year and are listed on the Outdoor Adventure Program Trips Calendar. 

National Programs

For more information please call the Bike Shop at 978-934-6797.