About the ASUCD Bike Barn
Founded in 1971, The ASUCD Bike Barn has been a staple of the UC Davis campus for over 44 years. Originally established as a repair facility for students, faculty, and staff of the university to fix their own bikes or have repairs done for them, the Bike Barn has evolved to have shop front and rental fleet. While the Barn no longer loans out tools, they still provide repair services for customer bikes. The Bike Barn is located on the UC Davis campus between the Silo Union and Rock Hall, on the cross streets of Hutchinson and California. The Barn location was built 1910 and as it stands is one of the oldest buildings on the UC Davis campus, having undergone interior renovations over the past four and a half decades.
Since its inception, the Bike Barn has grown and changed with the needs of the growing campus community. In the early 1980s the Bike Barn invested in a small fleet of rental bikes to cater to campus visitors and exchange students. Over the past three decades this fleet has grown and evolved from cruisers to hybrid Biria citibikes with over 115 straight and drop bar frames available. The shop, itself, has undergone updates to accommodate more repairs and more stock in front. Currently there are eight full-service repairs stands in the back of the shop as well as an air pump in front of the shop for public use. As one of the busiest shops in the country, the Bike Barn repairs over 10,000 bikes a year.
The shop has evolved from a communal tool crib to a full-service shop complete with a full inventory of bikes, parts, and accessories. From humble beginnings we’ve become a crucial part of the on-campus student life reflecting UC Davis’s bike-centric sensibilities. In the years to come, the Bike Barn will continue to expand with the growing campus community with a revival of the Bike Garage in the North end of the building, once space is available. Until then, the shop as it stands can repair any and all bike problems.