near Broadway and E. Elm street in downtown Urbana, IL


Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Sunday: 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m

Volunteer & Organization Night
Every Monday except First & Last Monday of the Month 6:30- 9:00pm


Women and Trans Folks
First Mondays of every month. 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Please join us for Women and Trans Folks night! While always welcome during any open hours, the first Monday of every month is exclusively reserved for women and transgender people (broadly conceived, including non-binary) to come learn about bike maintenance and have fun while doing so.


Our Downtown Urbana shop is located at 202 S. Broadway, Room 24, in the Independent Media Center building, in downtown Urbana, Illinois.

Enter via south-side basement staircase. The 202 S. Broadway building contains the downtown U.S. Post Office, the Independent Media Center, and the Bike Project co-op shop. The building is grey stone with large columns, just north of Lincoln Square mall, on the southeast corner of Elm and Broadway. Enter The Bike Project via the outside staircase going down on the south side of the building. To find The Bike Project entrance, start outside facing the main west-side entrance (columns), then walk counter-clockwise around the outside of the building until you reach a small parking lot with bicycle racks and a staircase going down.

The Downtown Urbana IMC Shop

Downtown Urbana Bike Project during open hours.



The downtown Urbana location in the Independent Media Center is the original location of The Bike Project. It provides over 2000 square feet of space and six heavy duty Park stands for members to work on their bikes. In addition to our regular open hours (listed above), we also hold special programming such as our  Women and Trans Folk hours. It also has a meeting space where we hold our general meetings and some special events.

The Bike Project is a hands-on, educational space meant to provide knowledge and experience about fixing bicycles, not a “drop it off for repair” bike shop. The shop provides tools, parts, refurbished bikes for sale, educational classes, and dedicated volunteers to help shop members and the larger community with their bicycle needs.

Membership in The Bike Project at Urbana-Champaign is valid at both the Downtown Urbana Shop and the Campus Bicycle Center.