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Weekly Update: Busy times, Light the Night, abandoned bikes

Posted by Sarthak Prasad on September 25, 2023

All, Pretty standard week. Busy with some wait time on stands/repairs most days. Had a Build-a-Bike completed—always a good thing. My team and I did Light the Night on Tuesday at the Ikenberry Quad area. First time in a new location always gets us some looks and questions. Not as busy as we hoped but again, it’s not yet familiar to folks. No word yet on numbers. 

We were dangerously overloaded on scrap by Friday, but Todd pick it up over the weekend—always appreciated.

This week I’ll do inventory of the abandoned bikes to see what’s worth keeping. Of note: Easily the fewest abandoned bikes in my tenure. I think my first year there were over 500 bikes left over. Maybe bike shares are really helping that issue (and maybe creating others)?

This week I’ll have two new staffers start. It’s apparently midterms, so reinforcements are paramount.

The numbers:

Visitors: 62
Sales: $1,122.50
Bikes (B-a-B): 1 for $50
Memberships: 20 for $600
Tires/tubes: 26 for $192


Jacob Benjamin
Coordinator -- Campus Bike Center