Office of Student Life

Recreational Sports

Buckeye Bike Hub

The Buckeye Bike Hub will be Closed Wednesday, October 6, 2021. 

NEW! Looking for a bike to ride this semester? Check out the Buckeye Bike Hub’s brand-new fleet of rental bikes! These brand-new bikes are $75 for the entire semester, and come with a lock.

For more details and to express interest, complete this form.

The Buckeye Bike Hub serves to improve the bicycle culture on campus by encouraging bicycle use, educating on safe practices and providing training, maintenance and service around bikes. The Hub is located on the Northwest corner of the RPAC (near the sand volleyball courts) and features a bike maintenance center and a retail area for purchasing bike locks, bicycle parts and supplies.

The bike repair shop is open to repair your bike. Users can bring their bike to the Hub for a preliminary quote at any time and Hub staff will schedule a dedicated service time for repair. Stands and tools are available for your use just outside of the hub to repair bikes as needed.


Click here to see our current hours.  

The Buckeye Bike Hub is now open for appointments and walk-ins!  To schedule an appointment, visit recregister. There is no cost associated with scheduling.

Check out our refurbished bikes for sale here. To make a purchase, email with the name and number of the bike you're interested in, as well as any questions you may have. All sales must be accomplished online, and you can schedule a time to pick-up your bike.

Did you know there are certain safety checks you should annually do to make sure your bike is ready to ride for the season? Paul Swigart, Buckeye Bike Hub student manager, shows you how to complete a safety check.


What services are offered?

  • Bicycle parts and accessories for sale
  • Bicycle repair services
  • Tools available for DIY repairs
  • Sale of refurbished bikes
  • Educational sessions around bike maintenance, cycling skills and bike safety


Sign up for clinics here:

Questions, email us at

Open to student, faculty and staff?

  • Yes, open to the current Ohio State community and all Rec Sports members
  • Students and Recreational Sports members can receive a free safety check during open hours
  • Services not available to non-Ohio State community or alumni

Package Pricing Structure 

The Hub accepts credit card and BuckID only.

Package Title

Our Price


Materials Provided

Safety Check


Free service for Students and Rec Sports Members

Inspect chain stretch, quickly lubricate chain, check: headset, bolt torques, crankset/pedal tightness, tire condition/pressure and very basic shift/brake adjustments to correct for cable stretch; can be used for further evaluation of needed repairs. Goal is to ensure the bike is operating safely, but includes minimal hands-on adjustments. Bike cleaning not included.

Chain lubricant.

Quick Tune 


This is for any bike generally performing well, but needs minor maintenance such as basic shift adjustments to improve performance. Includes lubricating moving parts, adjusting headset, checking bolt torques, crankset/pedal tightness, tire condition/pressure, basic shift and brake adjustments as needed. Does not include installing new parts or cleaning the bicycle.

Chain lubricant, General use grease

Basic Tune and Clean 


This is meant as an actual performance tune up providing improvement of riding condition and is advised annually for bikes that are regularly ridden or for bikes that not been ridden in a long time. Includes detailed bike cleaning, lubrication of all moving parts, safety checks as performed above, detailed shifting and braking tune up. New parts can be installed at no cost, but replacement part’s cost is not included.

Chain lubricant, General use grease *does not include new parts

Comprehensive Tune



The comprehensive tune covers any maintenance needed and all of the above items and would be considered a refresh of a used bike. The package includes installation of purchased new parts (part cost not included), plus replacement of all cables (and the cost of the cables). Does not include brake pads.

Chain lubricant, General use grease, shift cables

Complete Overhaul


Essentially rebuilding the bike, meant to make a bike feel like new. Includes all the above service items, and includes new brake pads, cassette and chain. Additional purchased parts (such as fenders/bags etc) installed at no extra cost.

Chain lubricant, General use grease, shift cables, cassette and chain