Your go-to spot on campus for all your biking needs
The RecWell Bike Shop is a student-powered bike shop providing free bike repair and education for all UMD students, faculty, and staff. The shop also rents commuter and mountain bikes, hosts bike maintenance classes and group rides, and has a limited inventory of bike parts and safety equipment for sale.
The RecWell Bike Shop is located in Cole #0249. Enter Cole through the entrance on the east side of building at the top of Union Lane Parking Garage.
The bike shop is operating through contactless and minimal-contact quick service/payment sessions. See each section below to determine the best course of action for your bike’s needs. We will not allow patrons to congregate in or outside the bike shop and will ask patrons to wait outside of Cole Field House if there is a line.
Winter Hours (January 25 - March 12)
|Monday - Friday||12:00 - 4:00 PM|
|Saturday - Sunday||Closed|
- Patrons are only allowed in allowed in the shop to make a payment, rent a bike, or for quick service.
- Patrons who are using our contactless repair service are responsible for the locks used in drop-off and pick-up and are responsible for any loss or damage of said locks ($20.00 charge).
- Bikes that are ready for pick up from repair service must be retrieved within 72 hours of contact. If you cannot retrieve your bike within that time frame, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance. Bikes not retrieved will be issued to DOTS for impounding.
The RecWell Bike Shop rents bikes by the day, week, or semester. All UMD students, faculty/staff, and RecWell members are welcome to rent bikes through the Bike Shop. Rental bike returns are due back by Dec 14th. Renters may either return the bikes to the shop during our operating hours or they may lock the bikes outside of the Bike Shop at the racks and send an email to email@example.com to confirm the return.
|Bike Type||Weekend (Friday-Monday)||Five Day||Week||Semester*|
(Fuji or Trek 21- or 24-Speed Hybrid)
(Fuji Hard Tail)
*Limited quantity of mountain bikes available during October
All rentals include rental of a U-lock.
Patrons are responsible for returning rental bikes in the same condition as they were when they were rented out. Additional fees may be charged if cleaning or repair are required. A replacement fee ($250.00 for hybrids / $600.00 for mountain bikes) will be charged for lost or stolen rental bikes.
Contactless Bike Rental Procedures:
Submit a rental request through the form below. You will be asked to select a payment/pickup appointment and fill out the bike rental agreement.
During your appointment, come to the bike shop and pick up your bike! You will pay during that time.
Bike shop staff will give you the bike and lock, along with some return information.
On the designated return date before 4pm, the renter will lock the bicycle up at the bike racks outside the bike shop using the same lock.
The renter will take a photo of the bicycle and the bicycle number, and email the Bike Shop staff confirming the return of the bicycle.
The Bike Shop staff will later retrieve the bicycle, disinfect and inspect it for damage, and email the renter informing of the successful return. If any fees need to be applied, the staff will inform and schedule a payment call at that time.
- Flat tires or air in tires
- Reattaching wheels
- Putting the chain back on a bike
- Brake adjustments
- Handlebar or seat adjustments
- Tightening a bolt
- Light shifting adjustments
- Quick diagnosis of technical issues
- ABC Quick Hand checks
The RecWell Bike Shop has a limited amount of parts and safety equipment for sale. Visit the bike shop during our operating hours to make a purchase. We cannot guarantee that we can install any components during that time.
|Tube||$7.00 - $8.00|
|Brake Pads||$7.00-$9.00 / set|
|Cable Housing||$1.00 / foot|
|Chain||$12.00 - $16.00|
|Platform Pedals||$10.00 / pair|
|Left Crank Arm||$15.00|
Prices do not include 6% Maryland sales tax.
The RecWell Bike Shop hosts a variety of bicycle maintenance clinics. Check our Clinics page for the clinic schedule.
The RecWell Bike Shop supports a number of organized bike rides throughout the semester. Check our Trips page for the next scheduled ride.