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  • RecWell Bike Shop
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  • Bike Repair Stations
  • Pumps Around Campus
  • Covered Bike Parking
  • Bike Storage
  • Request a Bike Rack
  • Bike Plan & Studies

RecWell Bike Shop

Located in Cole 1101 -- the former RecWell office space on the Campus Drive side of Cole Student Activities building.

RecWell Bike Shop Hours: Monday - Friday, noon - 6pm & Sunday, 2pm - 6pm

The RecWell Bike Shop is a student-powered bicycle shop on the University of Maryland’s campus, run by the Maryland Adventure Program, an initiative of University Recreation and Wellness. Staffed by student mechanics, the services of the Campus Bike Shop are free to the University of Maryland Community. At the Campus Bike Shop you can:

Learn how to fix your bike! Student mechanics will teach you how to maintain and repair your bike. The RecWell Bike Shop’s mission is one of education and empowerment. The services provided by the student mechanics are free, all they require is your time and willingness to learn!

Go for a ride! The RecWell Bike Shop offers many different bike rides each semester for riders of all different skill levels. Check out the most up-to-date list of rides on the Maryland Adventure Program site.

Rent a bike! The RecWell Bike Shop provides a variety of bike rental services to the University of Maryland community. Community members can rent out a bike for the day, for a week, or for an entire semester. Visit our bike programs page to get more info on renting a bike.

Take a class! The RecWell Bike Shop offers a variety of bike classes and clinics each semester. Whether you’re interested in delving into topics of advanced bicycle maintenance or are just learning how to ride, the RecWell Bike Shop has a class that would work for you. Visit our bike programs page and click on the classes and clinics tab for more info.

Discounted Safety Equipment sold at DOTS

BikeUMD offers quality bike safety gear at 25 – 50% off retail prices. Helmets, U-locks, and bike light sets can be purchased at the DOTS offices, Monday – Friday, 8:15am – 4:00pm. These items can also be purchased at the RecWell Bike Shop. Items can be purchased using cash or credit card. Returns are only accepted the same day of purchase and must be in the original packaging

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Bike Repair Stations

Bike Repair Station

Repair Station Locations

Bike repair stations include all the tools necessary to perform basic bike repairs and maintenance, from changing a flat to adjusting brakes and derailleurs. An air pump is located at each repair station along with easy to access how-to videos. There are 5 bike repair stations in convenient locations throughout campus.

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Pumps Around Campus

In addition to all of the repair station locations, air pumps are also available at:

  • McKeldin Library - with your UID.
  • DOTS offices in Regents Drive Garage
    Monday – Friday, 8:15am – 4:00pm.
  • Maryland Adventure Program Rental Desk.
    Check here for current hours.
  • To learn how to properly use a bike pump, click here


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Covered Bike Parking

There are a number of conveniently located covered bike parking locations across campus that provide secure parking that keeps your bike protected from the elements. Additionally, there are indoor bike rooms located in Oakland and Prince Fredericks halls for the use of resident students residing there.

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Locate covered bike parking by searching for this icon on the campus parking map.

Winter/Summer Bike Storage

Bicycle and Scooter Locker Rental

Covered bicycle and scooter parking is available in a secure group locker available to rent by the semester or the year. This secure space is located in Mowatt Lane Parking Garage and is accessible via an access code. This is a great option for those that do not wish to take their bikes home over winter or summer breaks.

Rental Process

Visit the DOTS office during business hours to rent a space in the locker.

Rental Rates

  Fall Only Exp: 12/20/15 Winter Only Exp: 1/24/16 Spring/ Summer Exp: 8/28/16 Summer Only Exp: 8/28/16 Annual Exp: 8/28/16
Bikes $25 $10 $25 $10 $45
Scooters $40 $20 $40 $20 $75

Security of Storage Lockers

Each renter will be given the current access code upon rental payment and will be held responsible for maintaining the integrity of the locker and the access code. If breaches of the access code are observed, more »

Access Code Changes

In order to maintain a secure parking facility, access codes will be changed regularly at the discretion of DOTS and will be e-mailed via the e-mail address supplied on the registration form. It is the responsibility of the renter to ensure that DOTS has a current e-mail address that is checked frequently.

Customer Service Support

Customer Service Support: Telephone support related to accessing the locker is available during DOTS business hours when the University is open. Call 301-314-PARK (7275) for assistance.

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Request a Bike Rack

Click here if you would like to request a new bike rack or notify DOTS that an existing bike rack needs repair.

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Bike Plan & Studies

Link to Facilities Master Plan Link to Bike study
The Facilities Master Plan 2011-2030 Update contains a number of bicycle related elements

The 2009 Campus Bicycle Study reflects the University’s strong commitment to bicycling.