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Weekly Update - Collection of Abandoned Bikes

Posted by Sarthak Prasad on May 20, 2019

All, Last week was on the slow side. We got busy in fits and starts. This week will likely be the same. I was out of the shop for most of Tuesday afternoon, so the students covered for me. No troubles there.

We concluded our Bike Abandonment Program last week, as well. We collected 15 bikes total that were either donated at the Bike Rodeo, during open hours, or left after hours on the rack outside. Having the rack outside was super helpful, not only to collect bikes during off hours, but as additional storage during open shop time. Long term, having a donation drop off system in place for after-hours would be beneficial.

This week I’ll dig into the pile of student-checked bike builds. I’ve got space for about 5 more bikes and then I’ll have to look at rearranging again. We can technically cram more bikes in the spaces we’ve got allotted for Sale Bikes but I’ve noticed it makes it a lot more difficult for people to try them out and thus, they don’t get sold. Limits of the space, I suppose. Of course, all the bikes will probably sell in the end.
I’ll also coordinate with Parking about picking up some bikes they’ve got for us.

Visitors: 73
Sales: $509.43

Memberships: 10 for $300
Bikes (refurb) 3 for $410
Tire/tube: 18 for $117


Jacob Benjamin
Manager, Campus Bike Center