We aim to support the growth of the cycling community in Calgary. We empower cyclists by facilitating the development of bike maintenance skills, providing a space with tools to work on bikes, and encouraging cycling through bike-focused activities.
Founded in 2008, Bike Root is a volunteer-run, community based DIY bicycle shop located at the University of Calgary. The workspace and tools are available to all of our members, but unlike a conventional bike shop, our focus is to empower Bike Root members, providing them with the skills needed to repair their bikes themselves, rather than only providing a repair service. A knowledgeable volunteer is often on hand to help guide you, while our fully equipped bike shop will provide you with all of the tools and parts necessary to get the job done. Opportunities are always available to be hands-on repairing bicycles, any time the shop is open. Feel free to come in and start working on one of the extra bikes! In short, no matter your skill level, we aim to give you the tools and knowledge you will need to keep you and your bike on the road.
Bike Root is located on the University of Calgary campus, at the intersection of University Gate NW and University Way NW. The shop is on the ground floor in the North-West corner of the Arts Parkade. To get to the shop, you can either walk down the vehicle ramp or the stairs. You will see a set of bike racks, a sign and a large garage door. Access is only from outside of the Arts Parkade, the shop cannot be entered from inside the parkade.
If visiting from outside the university:
Search for “Bike Root” in either Google or Apple Maps. They will lead you to us!