Small Town, World-Class Instruction
Since 1981, we’ve offered the most comprehensive bike building and maintenance classes available in the U.S., nestled in the foothills of Southern Oregon. Our state-of-the-art classrooms overlook the mountains surrounding Ashland, and promote a stimulating and refreshing learning environment. UBI’s Campus is next door to United Bicycle Supply, a wholesale supplier of bicycle tools in the bike industry. This means students and faculty are exposed to and equipped with the absolute latest and greatest tool technologies available anywhere.
Getting to Ashland
The best part about our campus? Getting here is easy. Medford International Airport (MFR) is just 15 miles north -- a quick 20-minute drive -- and navigating our small community is easy via bike, bus, foot or rental car once you’re here.
See our collection of transportation recommendations on our Getting Here page.
The Mechanics Classroom in our Ashland Campus features custom-designed student workbenches equipped with a complete selection of professional-grade tools, including: torque wrenches, frame preparation cutting and milling tools and spoke tension meters. We are constantly upgrading our workbenches as technology changes. We regularly evaluate, and when applicable, add new tools and teaching aids to offer the students the best learning experience possible.
Our campus hosts the largest and most experienced mechanics instructional staff and the best student-to-teacher ratio in the industry.
In our Frame Shop, students have access to drafting tables and workbenches equipped with all of the tools needed to prepare tubes for the manufacturing process you selected. We have a fit bike, frame jigs, a milling machine, lathe, and torches and welders to help you build your custom bike frame.
Students have the opportunity to do all of the work themselves, with a UBI instructor gladly here to help you along the way.