The Bike Cave is the on-campus bike shop and workspace. We get people on bikes, whether they need a new bike or just a tune-up.
Our workspace has tools, parts, and trained mechanics to help you maintain or repair your bike. We offer parts, safety accessories, and services for sale. We also have free flat repairs and free air. Come use our space, use our tools, and meet other bike riders!
Tools and Repairs
- Headset and Cone wrenches
- Headset press and remover
- Repair stands
- Air compressor and floor pump
- Free flat repair materials
- Wheel truing stand
- Vices, Hex Wrenches, Torx wrenches
- Derailleurs adjusted
- Wheels trued
- Headsets tightened
- Tubes patched and replaced
- Tires replaced
- Parts installed or removed
- Comprehensive Tune-ups
The Bike Cave gets you on a bike and keeps you there. Come use our self-serve workstations, or pay a student bike tech to do it for you.
If you know how to work on your bike, the Bike Cave has the tools and workspace you need. If you want to learn, the Bike Cave technicians can teach you. Use of the tools, workspace, and teaching is free. If you need parts like a tube, we sell them at a low cost.
Our staff can work on your bike at an hourly rate, just like a commercial bike shop. This is a great option for people who are busy studying or a little unsure about attempting a complicated repair. However, unlike a regular bike shop, you must stick around while the service is performed.
Alex Vogt is a Central Texas native and lifelong bike rider. As the Alternative Transportation Coordinator, he is very happy to promote biking as transportation and recreation.
Adam is a senior at Texas State University majoring in Electrical Engineering. He's worked at the Bike Cave for over a year.
This Could Be You
The Bike Cave is always looking for engaging people interested in helping promote biking on campus. Don't think you know enough to be a tech? Don't worry, we'll teach you.