Editor’s note: This page was updated on May 9, 2024, to reflect changes in previously scheduled activities.

May is National Bike Month — a time to highlight the many benefits of biking, acknowledge our campus riding community and encourage more Bruins to give two wheels a try by sharing resources that support biking at UCLA.

“Riding a bicycle is a solution to curbing the dreads of Los Angeles commuting! It helps you get in shape, get your mind right, is good for the environment and helps your community,” said Nate Woiwode, supervisor of the UCLA Bike Shop. “You can make new friends in the bike lane and add joy to your life.”

A nationally recognized Gold-level Bicycle Friendly University, UCLA offers programs, classes, racks and lockers for parking, DIY repair stands, commuting benefits for riding, and a campus advisory committee devoted to making biking even better for Bruins — in addition to the in-house bike shop located at the John Wooden Center.

Michelle Castelletto, an associate staff scientist in microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics, has biked to UCLA for 13 years and believes more people need to know that’s an option. “Los Angeles has perfect weather for biking and most of it is flat,” she said. “Lots of people bike, you can bike — and it’s fun.” 

Join UCLA Transportation for the rest of May as we provide information in weekly blog posts, host online activities, deploy a bike survey and offer mobile repair services around campus.

Mobile Repair Services provided by the UCLA Bike Shop and Velofix.

Thursday, May 9, from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. at the UCLA Bike Shop
Monday, May 13, from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. at De Neve Plaza (Velofix)
Thursday, May 16, from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. at the UCLA Bike Shop
Wednesday, May 29, from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. at the Tipuana Courtyard (Velofix)
Friday, May 31, from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. at Bruin Plaza (UCLA Bike Shop)

►Open to faculty, staff, and students with a current BruinCard. Customers are responsible for additional costs beyond a tune-up, such as replacement parts, with this schedule subject to change.

The department will also run a weekly raffle for prizes on Instagram, X (formally known as Twitter), and Facebook. Follow along each week to participate and stay up to date as we share more prize details and announce the winners.

Previously scheduled events for the month — the pit stops and luncheon — are postponed until further notice due to changes in campus operations, with hopes to reschedule these bike festivities for later dates in the fall quarter. Just like a well-maintained bicycle, stay tuned for an update.