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Weekly Update

Posted by Lily Wilcock on October 1, 2018

All, last week was comfortable—both weather-wise and with how busy the shop was. We saw some Build-a-Bikes walk out the door and of note, specifically, was Rafael’s. He’s from Brazil and speaks almost no English. Communication was limited to hand gestures and demonstrating how a bike part is supposed to move or operate. He finished his build on Friday and was so happy to have it done he wanted a photo with the staff.  Not all learning is language-based!


First Visit Free is on a first-come first-serve basis now as we have slowed down enough to be able to accommodate small repairs some of the time.


I spoke with Working Bikes last week. We have a tentative date of 10/16 set for the big shipment. I spent a good hour and a half at the warehouse organizing bikes on Friday. This week and next I’ll schedule more trips out there with Parking to sufficiently prepare for the event. Over 500 bikes will need their pedals removed and handlebars turned. 200 of those will also need their front wheels removed.


Thanks to Todd for picking up scrap over the weekend.

This week I’ll build bikes and do more warehouse prep.


The numbers:

Visitors: 114
Sales: $553.60

Memberships: 12 for $360
Bikes (B-a-B): 2 for $60
Tires/tubes: 18 for $98



  • Jake Benjamin
    Campus Bike Center Manager