Bike Den interior

Bike Den

Mission Statement

The Bike Den is a community-building space that aims to enhance the community and environment through the promotion of bicycle transportation and material stewardship. Different from a traditional repair shop, Bike Den staff and volunteers are available to guide and educate individuals on do-it-yourself (DIY) bike repair.

Goals:

  • Establish a welcoming space for people of all ability levels to connect and engage around biking
  • Provide DIY bike repair and maintenance learning opportunities through open workspace hours and guided education workshops
  • Prevent usable bikes and bike parts from entering the waste stream

Location and Hours of Operation

The Bike Den is located at the ground level of the West Deck at West Campus.

Bike Den Interactive Map

Bike Den Operating Hours

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
1 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Fridays, Saturdays
1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
 

Upcoming Events

Maintenance Clinics

Come in with your questions for the Bike Den Staff and Volunteers to answer.

  • August - Chains (Wednesdays)
  • September - Brakes (Wednesdays)
  • October - Wheels (Wednesdays)

Workshops

Structured presentations and hands-on classes on the given topic.

Schedule TBA - Bike Workshop registration page

Never been on a bike but want to learn how to ride? Schedule a free one-on-one session with us at [email protected]!

Women and Queer Night

Pizza and community.  Come on by!

The last Thursday of each month
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Your Event

If you'd like to have your class or even held at the Bike Den, please contact [email protected] with the following information:

  • Organization
  • Numer of Attendees
  • A window of requested date(s)
  • Instructor and/or resources needs

Please contact us with at least 2 weeks notice for us to better accomodate your needs.

 

    Rules/Terms of Use

    • Check in at the front counter and complete a policy, procedure, and liability waiver
      • A valid PSU ID card is required for university users
      • Non-affiliated users must show a valid photo ID
    • Ask for assistance with proper tool use. Bike Den staff and volunteers are happy to guide users through repairs when able.
    • Return tools to their proper location; do not remove tools from the Bike Den.
    • Store personal projects at home; do not leave your bike or personal equipment overnight.

    Become a Bike Den Volunteer

    Are you an avid cyclist that would like to give back and help grow the local biking community? The Bike Den needs volunteers to assist with workshops, maintenance clinics, and regular operating hours. 

    Volunteers must meet the following requirements:

    Bike Den volunteers will receive:

    • Access to volunteer-only hours of workspace use
    • Priority reservations for educational workshops
    • Free Bike Den volunteer t-shirt

    Contact Us

    Email [email protected] or call (814) 863-0495 for more information on the Bike Den, workshops and clinics, and volunteer opportunities.