The programs included here are from 2019. We hope to be able to offer opportunities like these again in the future.
The UMass Lowell Bike Shop in conjunction with the Outdoor Adventure Program hosts a variety of bike rides as well as instructional programs. In order to participate in this program please fill out our Online Adult Waiver or Online Minor (Under 18) Waiver and bring a completed Medical Questionnaire with you to the trip.
Our group rides are a great way to have fun, get some exercise and meet others who are interested in bikes! Fall rides are focused on mountain biking and spring rides on road biking. Don't have a bike? No problem! The bike shop can get you set up with what you need to enjoy a day on two wheels. Mostofour rides take place on beginner or intermediate terrain and have a fun, relaxed, no drop pace where no one gets left behind.
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.
Contact us in advance if you need to borrow a bike for the workshop.
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 and focused on the smart cycling curriculum, this afternoon session will introduce cyclists to knowledge and skills to help make their commuter 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 program includes classroom time as well as a 2-3 mile bike ride around campus. For more information please email: email@example.com.
*These items are available for rent from the bike shop.
Daylight savings means more time riding in the dark. We're trying to make sure bicyclists are seen by giving out free light sets! Stop by the bike shop November 7, 6-8 p.m. to pick up FREE a pair of basic lights and some reflective stickers to decorate your bike.
We'll also be offering 30% discount on all other lights and visibility related items November 4-8!
Bike Storage can be tricky during the winter. Students who live on campus may go home or change rooms and the winter weather and snow removal can be damaging to bikes.This year the bike shop is offering indoor winter bicycle storage for $25 per bike. Storage drop off is from December 1-20, 2019 and pick up will be from March 1-30, 2020
December 1-20, 2019:
March 2-30, 2020:
All bikes must be picked up from the Bike Shop or be in the repairs work que by March 30. Bikes not picked up or addressed by March 30 will be turned over will be subject to the Abandoned Bicycle Policy.
May is National Bike Month! Join us in celebrating by participating in the National Bike Challenge which goes on from May 1 to September 30 Also join us for Bike to School Day and Bike to Work Day. Encourage others and get in step with the community by joining UMass Lowell Bicycling on Strava.
Join us May 1 at the South Campus Quad from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. for treats, information, free bike checks and a high five!
May 6, 2020 Join us May 1 at the North Campus Library from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. for treats, info, free bike checks and a second enthusiastic high five!
May 15, 2020 Join us at May 15 at University Crossing from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. for treats, info, free bike checks and yet a third awesome high five!