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Weekly Update: Getting busier, fixing bikes

Posted by Sarthak Prasad on March 22, 2021

All, We’re definitely getting busier as we creep closer to “Everyone Rides” weather.
Highlight of the week was a dad and daughter coming in with the daughter’s bike. Bad freewheel so we took it apart and cleaned/re-greased it. That kid was into it! She was eager as all get-out, loved every step of the process, refused dad’s help on multiple occasions, and wanted to know all the names of all the bike parts. A model visitor. Dad loved our education/recycling mission and shared a disheartening story about government-mandated lawnmower obsolescence.

Elsewhere, I got some IT things sorted out that will help the bike center run more smoothly, picked up some bikes from the warehouse, and hired a new employee to help in advance of the warm/busy times.
This week I’ll have the aforementioned employee start, host a staff meeting on Wednesday evening, and sit in on the SSC Coffee Hour for Transportation & Infrastructure on Thursday.

The numbers:

Visitors: 16
Sales: $511
Memberships: 5 for $150
Bikes (refurb): 1 for $180
Misc: $88



Jacob Benjamin
Manager, Campus Bike Center