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Weekly Update: Kid's Bike Giveaway, Busy in cold weather!

Posted by Sarthak Prasad on January 22, 2024

Happy New Year! Since my last email, we hosted our annual Kid’s Bike Giveaway. It was terrible weather with a steady cold rain, but we still gave away 70+ bikes in about 20 minutes. There was supposed news coverage with WCIA but I wasn’t able to track down the actual footage. Not an hour after we’d given away all the bikes, someone showed up with a couple kids bike donations. Already started on next year!

The semester started last week, and we were surprisingly busy—even on Friday when it was a snowy mess out there, which meant it was a melting snowy mess in our workshop, too. A good problem to have.

We’ll see how we fare this week with the freezing rain.

The numbers:

Visitors: 21
Sales: $283
Bikes (refurb): 1 for $170
Memberships: 1 for $30
Tube/tire: 1 for $4


Jacob Benjamin
Coordinator -- Campus Bike Center