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Weekly Update: New working hours; DIY maintenance event

Posted by Sarthak Prasad on April 1, 2022

All, Apologies for the late Digest. Last Thursday we had our Gender Aware Shop Hours. It was not well attended but the weather always plays a factor. There is staff interest in making it a recurring event which could help boost attendance. We also collaborated with Urbana Parks District at a pop-up DIY maintenance event at the Phillips Recreation Center in Urbana on Saturday. Twelve or so folks signed up and I think we saw 8 or so people over the two hours. People seemed to enjoy it and we’ll look to do it again next year.

This week is almost over but we did start our first week of M – F. Our Tues/Th shifts were less busy than M/W/F but as the weather warms and the word gets out, we’ll undoubtedly get busy on those days as well. The slow start is welcomed as we’re not fully staffed yet.

Next week projects to be more in the 50s than the 40s so we’re getting towards some warmer weather.

The numbers:

Sales: $974.50
Bikes (refurb): 4 for $660
Bikes (B-a-B): 2 for $60
Memberships: 8 for $240
Tires/tubes (used/new): 15 for $73


Jacob Benjamin
Campus Bike Center Coordinator