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 The Spoke, a living lab, is Colorado State University's on-campus bicycling maintenance and educational training center servicing our University students, faculty, and staff.  The University's living lab is operated by students, where it is their goal to work with each of our customers, sharing knowledge, techniques and best practices on bicycle maintenance, safety, and repairs.


The Spoke carries many of your day to day bicycle and board maintenance and safety supplies including:  tubes, tires, chains, brake pads, locks, lighting, tools, lube, bearings & wheels, helmets, and more.  We can also register your bike too.  Stop by and check us out!


Inside The Pavilion at Laurel Village

920 West Plum Street

(970) 491-BIKE

Summer Hours

Monday - Friday

By Appointment 10:00am-1:00pm

Drop-In Service 1:00pm-3:00pm

Educational Services

Our skilled bike and skate technicians are here to provide professional services as well as FREE hands-on and interactive guidance and training to all Colorado State University students, faculty, and staff.  Want to schedule an on-site training with your student organization or department? E-mail us!


Free Services

1.  Hands-on Interactive Training and Guidance

2.  Do-It-Yourself Maintenance and Repairs

3.  On-Site Use of The Spoke's Tools

*Parts and Shop Fees May Apply

Service Fees

Don't have the time to learn?  We can service your bike for you!  Drop your bike at The Spoke and we will take care of your mechanical needs.  Most service can be completed within 24 hours.  Service Fees are for Labor Costs Only, parts sold separately.  Shop fees may apply.

Service Description Service Fee
Accessory Installation $1.00 to $5.00
Tube Change $5.00
Front or Rear Brake Adjustment $7.50
Front or Rear Derailleur Adjustment $7.50
Front and Rear Brake Cable/Housing Replacement $7.50
Front and Rear Derailleur Cable/Housing Replacement $7.50
Tire Install $5.00
Chain Lube $2.00
Chain Replacement $7.50
Other Maintenance Services Ask Staff

We Build Bikes!

Are you shipping a new or used bike to campus?  We can build it for you before you arrive to campus!  Simply ship your bike to us and we will build it for you and have it ready when you arrive.  The cost for this service is $40.00 per bike, and you pay when you pick up your bike at The Spoke.  Are you interested in this service?  Simply click the button below to send us your information.  We will then send you detailed instructions on when/how to send your bike to us and we take it from there!

Bike Build Request Form

The Spoke is Mobile Too!

The Spoke launched its Mobile Bike Shop in 2018 -  a pop up educational bike shop! With all the conveniences of The Spoke at Laurel Village, but find us out in early Fall and late Spring, Monday through Friday around campus in high traffic cycling areas. Our own veteran mechanics, Coleman and Ed, built this beauty over the summer of 2018 with generous funding from ATFAB. We couldn't be more pleased or more proud.  Check our Facebook page, or the Mobile Shop Schedule for where we'll be next!

Mobile Bike Shop
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Tayne Andrade


Started in 2019

Matthew Cash


Started in 2020

Nate Freeman

Lead Mechanic

Started in 2021

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Cody Hundhausen


Started in 2020

Katie McCauley


Started in 2021

Holden Stavney


Started in 2021

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Ian Sterling


Started in 2021

Jack Sweeney


Started in 2021

George Valentine


Started in 2021

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Will Walton


Started in 2021

Ameila Woodul

Mechanic in Training

Started in 2022

Videos About The Spoke

The Spoke in The News!

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Collegian Articles

Get Your Bike Fixed at The Spoke
by Trigg Skoe - March 25th, 2019

5 Services That Help Make CSU Bike Friendly
by Marshall Dunham - September 22, 2019

CSU Ranked Among Top 10 in Green Colleges Guide
by Jennifer Dimas - November 2019

New Commitment to Campus Benefits
by Rachael E. Worthington - June 2017

Bicycling Culture on a Roll on Campus
by Sylvia Cranmer - April 2017

Where is The Spoke?

The Spoke is located in the Pavilion at Laurel Village on the northwest corner of campus near Durrell Dining Center between Pinon Hall and Alpine Hall at 920 West Plum Street.  Click here for an interactive map!

Map of Where The Spoke is Located