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Weekly Update - Daily Illini news article, Working Bikes, WCIA,

Posted by Sarthak Prasad on November 18, 2019

All, Last week was a big press week. We landed on the cover of the Daily Illini on Thursday and then when we did our shipping event on Friday with Working Bikes WCIA showed up!

Good press all around!

The shipping event went just about as well as it’s ever gone in my tenure. To start we had 200 fewer bikes to deal with, then Working Bikes provided twice as many staff as they have before, and to cap it off we had good turnout between my staff and volunteers. Unfortunately, volunteer and staff availability isn’t something I can count on every year.  

For this week, today and tomorrow we’ll have LAS students in to volunteer. Other than that, it’s business as usual. We’re getting into finer and finer details of culling and organizing, getting into some deep cleaning, which I regret isn’t my strong suit but man does it make a difference. Next week we’ll be closed for Thanksgiving break.
Also, a big thanks to Todd for grabbing scrap over the weekend.

The numbers:

Visitors: 40
Sales: $527
Bike (refurb): 1 or $150
Bike (B-a-B): 1 for $80
Memberships: 2 for $60
Tires/tubes: 10 for $53

Jacob Benjamin
Manager, Campus Bike Center