The Brake Room


Are you a student, faculty or staff and want to learn how to repair or maintain your bike for free? Learn to work on your own bike in our fully-equipped workshop, the first bike repair workshop on campus for MSU Bikes. You’ll learn how to repair your bike from our experienced staff, who work at the MSU Bikes Service Center. The Brake Room is also a place to just come and hangout with other people who share a passion for sustainable non-motorized transportation!

However, you MUST let us know via email or phone that you’re coming as there is limited workshop space and staffing capacity.

Brake Room - grafiti!

What’s There

There are two work benches, two double-workstands (to work on up to 4 bikes at a time) with a great selection of bike repair tools available on a first-come-first-served basis.

The Brake Room - workshop panoramic

How To Sign Up

Email or call 517-432-3400 during our Bikes Svc. Center hours to make a reservation to hold a time slot. Note that if we have no one signed up for the session we may not open the shop.  Follow the Brake Room news/ updates on Facebook here.

Faculty or staff?

You’re welcome too! There is a $5 per visit fee or $100 for a calendar year-long membership. Please pre-pay at the Bikes Svc. Center in person or online by choosing & paying for one-time or annual access below.

Need Parts?

While in the future we plan to stock a small supply of common parts for purchase in the Brake Room, if you know you need some parts or accessory that you plan to install please bring them with you.

The Brake Room - Entrance location


Basement of Demonstration Hall (click here for a map); enter via the stairs under the north side main entrance of the building. (If the door is locked our staff hasn’t arrived yet.) See this photo for a good idea of where to enter.



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