Bicycle Programs

Seven wet smiling people posing on mountain bikes

The UMass Lowell (UML) Bike Shop in conjunction with the Outdoor Adventure Program hosts a variety of bike rides as well as instructional programs and clinics.

Ski/Snowboard Tune Bench

Ski and Snowboard Wax and Tune Clinic

Ski-and-SnowboardThis clinic will go over the basics of how to wax skis and snowboards to keep them sliding smoothly and quickly throughout the season. We have lots of older skis to practice on before you commit to waxing your own skis/board. Wax included. We may also discuss and demonstrate basic edge sharpening and simple base repair. You can also use our ski bench for open shop time anytime the Outdoor Center and Bike Shop is open.

Location: Outdoor Center and Bike Shop

Cost: UMass Lowell Students / Faculty / Staff / Alumni FREE; Public $20

Two smiling student staff members working on a bike

Bike Maintenance Basics Workshops

This workshop teaches participants the ABC's of bike maintenance. Participants will learn 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. Topics to be reviewed include air, brakes, chain, shifting, quick releases, cleaning and lubrication.

Can't make the class? No Problem. Drop in anytime for DIY open stand time and we can give you some pointers.

Location: Outdoor Center and Bike Shop

Cost: UMass Lowell Students / Faculty / Staff / Alumni FREE; Public $20

Sunset Biking on the Merrimack Bike Path

Learn to Ride a Bike

The Learn to Ride a Bike clinic is offered to help people who are interested in learning to ride a bike for the first time or after a long period of not riding. This instructional session will cover the essentials of riding a bike including choosing and fitting a bike, how to use the various components and practice riding in a calm and controlled environment. Lots of individual attention is available with 1:4 instructor to participant ratio. Rental bikes and helmets are included for use during the class.

Location: Outdoor Center and Bike Shop.

Cost: FREE UML Students / Faculty / Staff, $20 Public

Cyclist riding a dirt road in Autumn with colorful trees

Bike Commute Basics

Thinking about Bike Commuting? Join us for a light-hearted lunchtime (or anytime) conversation of bike commute topics to suite your needs!

Topics may include bike selection and setup, accessories, route planning, dressing for success, bike maintenance, incorporating trains and busses, rules of the road, securing your bike and University resources. This is really just a chat, so we can come to your location anywhere around campus, or you can meet us at the Bike Shop.  Bring your bike if you like!

Email: with some times and locations to inquire.