October Bike Tune-Ups

From October 19, 2021 at 11:00 am to October 27, 2021 at 3:00 pm
Edison Courtyard outside of DUC

October is one of two annual Active Transportation Months and the Office of Sustainability along with Parking & Transportation Services will be providing two free tune-up days on the Danforth campus:

  • Tuesday, October 19th 11am – 3pm
  • Wednesday, October 27th 11am – 3 pm

Please note: Tune-ups are first-come, first-served. You may drop off your bike into the queue if there is still availability. We will stop accepting bikes once we reach capacity or after 2:45 pm (whichever comes first).

In the case of inclement weather, the event may be postponed. Any last-minute updates will be posted on this page.

At the October Bike Tune-Ups, attendees will have the opportunity to:

  • Get a free bike safety check and basic tune-up done by mechanics from Big Shark.
  • Pick up free bike bells and lights.
  • Register your bike for free.
  • Watch the smoothie bike in action and sample a fruit smoothie!
  • Purchase a $25 U-lock from WUPD (students may pay via student billing, employees may pay with a check and show ID)
  • Chat with WashU’s Alternative Transportation Coordinator and receive a commute consultation to learn more about your transportation options.

Free Tune-Up Rules. Please review before attending.

  • Tune-up services are only available to WashU employees, students, and basic service contractor employees.
  • You will receive a text message when your bike is ready to pick up. If you cannot come right away, please pick up your bike by 3 pm when we will vacate the area. We cannot be responsible for stolen bikes.
  • Each attendee can only bring one bike to the tune-up.
  • Your bike must be registered prior to receiving a tune-up. If you haven’t already, register now to record important details about you and your bike. We will have your registration sticker ready for you at the event.
  • Free tune-ups can last from 10-20 minutes per bike and cover basic maintenance only. Some part replacements may be available to purchase via credit card (tubes, brake cables, etc.) or will be referred to a bike shop if repair needs do not fit within the scope of the basic tune-up. Due to high demand for bikes and bike parts, your specific part may or may not be readily available.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email aamna@wustl.edu or rgilberg@wustl.edu. Becca Gilberg, Alternative Transportation Coordinator, will be on-site to guide you through WashU’s robust sustainable transportation program offerings.

Bike Tune-Up Location