Campus Bike Shop
INITIATIVE NAME Campus Bike Shop
UNIVERSITY Saint Mary's College Of Maryland
TAGS bicycle | repair | rental | transportation
CONTACT Sustainability Fellow <sustainability@smcm.edu>
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SUMMARY

A small bike shop, funded by SGA, provides service and parts, a bike rental program, and on-campus employment for students to learn to be mechanics.



IMPACT

As the Campus Bike Shop has gained notoriety, bike usage on campus has increased. The Bike Shop provides free bike repair to all students, faculty, and staff (though customers are charged for new parts) and a way to reuse abandoned and broken bikes on campus. The Bike Shop hosts a duathlon (Du the Point) annually, open to campus and the surrounding community. Depending on the knowledge of current staff, the Bike Shop has also offered to provide services for longboards and motorcycles.



MISTAKES & LESSONS LEARNED

It took a long time for awareness about the Bike Shop to spread.