Due to COVID restrictions, we are limiting the number of customers allowed in the building at once. There may be longer than usual wait times during Open Shop hours. In addition to Open Shop hours, we are also offering appointments M-F 11am – 5pm. To avoid wait times, customers are encouraged to schedule an appointment. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule.
Our shop is open to the public for do-it-yourself repairs during Open Shop hours (walk-in, no appointments):
Tuesday/Thursday 6:30pm – 9pm
Saturday 2:30pm – 5pm
-OR- email email@example.com to schedule an appointment. Appointments are available M-F 11am – 5pm.
It costs $3/hour to use our tools, and knowledgeable volunteer mechanics will help you repair your bicycle. You can also purchase any parts you need to repair your bike at low-cost. For those in need, you may fill out a form to access shop resources for free.
Public Repair Stands
Urban Bike Project maintains two public repair stands in Wilmington – one located in front of our shop at 1500 N. Walnut Street and the other at Woodlawn Library on the west side. Additional repair stands are located at the Wilmington Transit Hub and the DuPont Environmental Education Center. The stands are available 24/7 and include an air pump, flat head and phillips head screwdrivers, allen key set, wrenches (8, 9, 10, 11, 15, and 32 mm), torx wrench, and tire levers. Click here for instructional videos on using the stand and air pump.
We periodically offer bicycle mechanics classes to the public so you can learn how to perform your own maintenance and repairs. If you’d like to be able to work on your bike at home, we’d be happy to help you purchase necessary tools and answer any questions you might have during Open Shop hours.
Looking for someone to repair your bike for you?
We do not offer this service, but if you’d like to drop your bike off with someone who will repair the bike for you, there’s a number of quality bike shops in the area that we recommend. A full tune up will typically cost between $60 and $100 at retail bike shops, and wait times typically range between 1-3 weeks, depending on the time of year.
Garrison’s Cyclery (Yorklyn)
Brandywine Bikes (Branmar Plaza, N. Wilmington)
Trek Wilmington (Rt. 202, N. Wilmington)
Henry’s Bikes (Pike Creek)