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Events and Programs

Events and Programs

Seven wet smiling people posing on mountain bikes

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.

GROUP RIDES

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. All of our rides take place on beginner or intermediate terrain and have a fun, relaxed, no drop pace where no one gets left behind. 

TripDate / TimePlanned LocationCostRegistrationRegistration Deadline
Bike RideApril 6, 10 a.m.Bruce Freeman Rail Trail, Lowell, Mass.*$10 UMass Lowell / $30 Guest *Free W own bikeRegister OnlineRegistration Deadline April 4, Noon
Midnight Marathon Bike RideApril 14 - 15 9 p.m. - 4 a.m.Boston, Mass.*$10 UMass Lowell / $30 Guest *$5 with own bikeRegister OnlineRegistration Deadline April 11, Noon
Earth Day Celebration RideMay 4, 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.Lowell, Mass.UMass Lowell Free / Free Public /Bike Rental $10Register OnlineRegistration Deadline May 4, Noon
Two smiling student staff members working on a bike

BIKE MAINTENANCE BASICS WORKSHOP

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. 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.

ClassDates / TimesCostRegistrationRegistration Deadline
Bike Maintenance BasicsMarch 27, 6-8 p.m.FREE UMass Lowell / $25 PublicRegister OnlineMarch 27, Noon
Bike Maintenance BasicsApril 10, 6-8 p.m.FREE UMass Lowell / $25 PublicRegister OnlineApril 10, Noon
Bike Maintenance BasicsApril 23, 6-8 p.m.FREE UMass Lowell / $25 PublicRegister OnlineApril 23, Noon
Bike Maintenance Basics
May 1, 6-8 p.m.FREE UMass Lowell / FREE PublicRegister OnlineMay 1, Noon

LEARN TO RIDE

Our learn to ride class is for students and adults who may have never biked before. Bring your own bike or use one of our Freewheelers rental bikes and come learn the basics of how to ride a bike! We will review helmets, bike sizing, basic features and parts, and riding basics. The class will begin and end at the bike shop.

ClassDates / TimesCostRegistrationRegistration Deadline
Learn to Ride a BikeApril 2, 5-7 p.m.FREE UMass Lowell / $25 PublicRegister OnlineMarch 30, 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 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: kevin_soleil@uml.edu.

Equipment

  • A Reliable, Functioning Bicycle*
  • Helmet*
  • Biking Shoes: Athletic closed toe shoes.
  • Appropriate clothing including Rain Jacket – check weather for conditions.

*These items are available for rent from the bike shop.

ClassDates / TimesCostRegistrationRegistration Deadline
Smart CyclingApril 19, 1 - 4:30 p.m.FREE UMass Lowell / $25 PublicRegister OnlineApril 18, Noon
Bicyclists posing with reflective equipment and fun lights

BE SEEN! BIKE LIGHT GIVEAWAY AND NIGHT RIDE

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 during our open hours on November 5 to pick up FREE a pair of basic lights! We'll also be offering 15% discount on all other visibility related items.

Join us that evening from 8-10 p.m. for a bike ride around campus to show off our new bike bling! Bike Ride will meet begin and end at the shop.