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The Brake Room

The Brake Room is available on a request-basis only for the summer. Call or email the MSU Bikes Service Center if you'd like to utilize the shop and we'll have our staff get in touch with you.


MSU Break Room - Tools

Are you a student and want to learn how to repair or maintain your bike, skateboard or rollerblade 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 for MSU. 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 that you’re coming as there is limited workshop space and staffing capacity.

What’s There

There are two work benches with proper tools available on a first-come-first-served basis.

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.

Faculty or staff?

You’re welcome too! There is a $5 per visit fee or $100 for a calendar year-long membership. Please pay at the Bikes Svc. Center.

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.

MSU Break Room - 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.


6:00pm - 8:00pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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