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Weekly Update: Kids Bike Giveaway, WCIA interview

Posted by Sarthak Prasad on December 7, 2020

All, Last week was our first one with “regular” open hours again. I’d guess we had about the same number of people coming by as we did under our reservation system but it was certainly less leg work.
Our main push for the next few weeks will be our Kids Bike Giveaway. The particulars:

Date: Saturday, December 19th
Time: 1 – 3p or until we run out of bikes
Location: Urbana Bike Project (202 S Broadway Ave., Urbana)
Details: first come, first served; one bike per kid and they must be present to pick out their bike.


We are still in need of donations but just through emailing our membership we’ve heard from 3 – 4 people with bikes to donate.  WCIA is calling me later today to discuss, so hopefully we’ll get on the news. I’ve done lots of submitting to various media outlets. I’ll be focusing on getting the word out on the need for donations this week and focus on doing the bulk of the refurbishing next week. If successful TBP has expressed interest in making this an annual event. We’ll see!

The numbers:

Visitors: 6
Sales: $165.50

Memberships: 2 for $60
Tires/tubes: 4 for $12

Jacob Benjamin
Campus Bike Center Manager