On Campus Resources

The AMS Bike Co-op

The Bike Co-op is a student-run organization dedicated to making UBC a better place for cyclists and their bikes. You can become a member for 6 hours of volunteer work, or $15 for students/ $20 for faculty, staff, and community members. With membership and one night of volunteering at a Tuesday P&Y party from 6-9pm, you can get access to 50-100 public bikes. The Purple and Yellow (P & Y) fleet is located throughout campus. Grab one, and ride to where you want to go. When you’re done with it, lock the bike back up and leave it there for the next person to use.

Bike Co-op membership also allows you to receive a 10% discount off new parts at the Bike Kitchen(the Co-op’s retail shop), as well as shop time and mechanical help. The Co-op also provides free one-hour Bike Care Clinics (Wednesdays) and a comprehensive bike repair course (Saturdays) for $20.00.

Call 604.822.BIKE (604.822.2453) 
AMS Nest, room 4305. Office hours 10 am to 6 pm, Monday toThursday

Or drop by the Bike Kitchen, located in a trailer in front of Brock Hall (1896 East Mall).

For more updates, please visit their website: bikecoop.ca

The Bike Kitchen

The Bike Kitchen is located in a trailer in front of Brock Hall (1896 East Mall). This fully-equipped bike repair and retail shop is a non-profit project of the AMS Bike Co-op and was established to help the UBC community keep their bikes maintained for a reasonable rate.

The Kitchen has a wide range of new and used parts, as well as new and used bikes for sale. For just $7.50/hr, all campus cyclists can use the Bike Kitchen tools and facilities to repair their own bikes. For $15/hr cyclists can receive instructions from a bike mechanic on how to do the repairs themselves. You can also do the standard bike shop drop-off for your other repair needs.

Stop by the Kitchen anytime you think your bike might be in need of a little tender loving care. Open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., 7 days a week. Hours change seasonally.

Call 604.827.7333 or visit their website.

Off-Campus Resources

  • HUB New Cyclist Handbook outline rules of the road, safety tips, helmet and bicycle fitting, and resources to find out more about safe and enjoyable cycling. Printed and available online, the handbook is in five languages: Punjabi, Korean, Tagalog, simplified Chinese, simplified English.
  • Bike Sense Manual is a guide to the rules of the road, bike handling, traffic skills and “the enjoyment of cycling for life.”
  • Bikely lets cyclists map out their bike routes so as to share favourites with others.
  • British Columbia Cycling Coalition is non-profit society that represents the interests of cyclists provincially, and that seeks to secure their recognition in policy and programs affecting transportational cycling.
  • City of Vancouver – Bicycle Routes
  • Critical Mass – Vancouver Your online guide to this monthly party-on-wheels.
  • George Massey Tunnel Bicycle Shuttle Information about the free shuttle service for bicycles and their riders through the George Massey Tunnel (convenient if you’re cycling to Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal).
  • Our Community Bikes / PEDAL is a non-profit bicycle recycling depot, a full repair shop, and an educational workshop available to people who wish to repair their own bikes or learn how to do so.
  • Ministry of Transportation – Cycling Policy in British Columbia
  • Travel with Bicycles How to travel with bikes via planes, trains, buses, and ferries.
  • HUB is a volunteer-run non-profit society, whose members work to improve conditions for cycling in the Lower Mainland.