Bike Shop

Student working on a bicycle

 

Rental & Repairs

The UNC Asheville Bike Shop offers bike rentals and free maintenance to all students, faculty and staff. As an educational shop, expect to stay with your bike during repair. Our mission is to teach you the skills and knowhow to perform your own maintenance in the future. Trained, student bike mechanics will be on hand to assist you with all of your bicycling maintenance needs. Some services, depending on the complexity of the maintenance request and/or if new parts are required may take longer or require a nominal fee.

Location & Hours 

The Bike Shop is located at the very bottom of Highsmith Union, down the stairs past the free store.

Hours:

  • Open: Monday - Friday: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Closed: Saturdays, Sundays and Breaks 

Questions? Contact the shop during business hours at 828.232.5178 or email outdoorprograms@unca.edu.

Rental Options

The bike shop has a rental fleet of over 35 bikes. Each bike comes with a lock and helmet and can be checked out for up to a week at a time. Rentals are available to all UNC Asheville students, faculty and staff with OneCards. The best part is commuter bikes are free for students! *Faculty and Staff Price

Equipment Day Rate Weekend (Fri.-Mon.) Week (7-day Monday-Monday) Daily Late Fee
Mountain Bikes $5 / *$10 $10 / *$20 $15 / *$40 $5 / *$5
Commuter Bikes FREE / *$10 FREE / *$20 FREE / *$40 $5 / *$5
 Bicycle Lock $2 / *$2 $3 / *$3 $5 / *$5 $2 / *$2
 Bicycle Helmet $2 / *$3 $3 / *$5 $5 / *$8 $2 / *$3

Rent a Mountain Bike for free on Mondays! 

 

Prevent Bike Theft

  1. Register your bike. Take 10 minutes in the shop to get a bike ID number decal that will be on record with the shop and campus police. Mechanics will also record the manufacturer's ID number from the bike frame. Should your bike ever go missing, this can help authorities in tracking it down and reclaiming it.
  2. Always lock your bike. Ask a mechanic to show you the proper way to lock up your bike.
  3. Report missing bikes.  Contact Campus Police immediatley in Weizenblatt Hall or call 828.251.6710.

Campus Fix-it Stand

When the Bike Shop is closed you can visit the Diro Fix-it Stand on the UNC Asheville Campus, located next to Zeis Hall accross from the city bus stop. You can also find other fix-it stands around Asheville.

The Fix-it includes all the tools necessary to render basic repairs and maintenance, from changing a flat tire to adjusting brakes and derailleurs. The tools and air pump are all attached for your use. Hanging the bike from the hanger arms allows the pedals and wheels to spin freely while making adjustments.