Founded in 1971 by the Associated Students of the University of California Davis, the Bike Barn was first established as a repair facility where the students, faculty, and staff of the university could come and fix their bikes or have repairs done for them. The location chosen for this facility, a dairy barn constructed in 1910, is one of the oldest on campus. Although it has undergone several renovations, the barn has stayed true to its humble roots and nostalgic past.
Since its inception, the Bike Barn has been continually growing and adapting to meet the needs of a growing student body. In the early 1980?s the Bike Barn invested in a small fleet of rental bikes to cater to campus visitors and exchange students. Over the last two decades, our fleet has been upgraded several times and increased to more than 150 bikes including tandem bikes for recreational use. Our shop itself has also undergone several changes. Most recently the back of the shop was reorganized to accommodate more repair stands to increase the number of repairs done per day. The front of the shop was also reorganized to provide more room for our customers to browse as well as a larger area to do their own repairs. As a whole, we are one of the busiest shops in the country doing over 10,000 repairs per year.