If rusty chains, blown-out tubes or any other cycle malady has been keeping you from participating in this week’s Bike to Work Week (May 12–16), and you feel like you don’t have the tools or know-how for a DIY fix, The Bike Project of Urbana- Champaign can help (and before the big Bike to Work Day tomorrow, May 16).
The Bike Project (a member-run co-op) opens its downtown Urbana repair shop three days a week to the community, offering the co-op’s tools, repair guides and staffers’ expertise to people looking to learn to fix their bikes themselves.
The repair shop is open to the public on Wednesdays from 6:30–8:30 p.m.; Thursdays from 6 –9 p.m.; and Sundays from 4–5 p.m. A free repair class, for all levels of experience, is also held every Sunday at 2 p.m.
The Bike Project is located in room 24 of the Independent Media Center building, at 202 S. Broadway in Urbana. For more information about the co-op’s open hours, workshops and events, or membership benefits, go to The Bike Project’s website.