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Projects Updates for Campus Bike Center
Rachna Bhatia reached out to the Campus Bicycle Shop Manager, James Roedl to discussion potential collaboration between The Bike Project of Urbana-Champaign and the Action Researcy Illinois. She noted that their second outreach is the first weekend of November, they have started formulating projects, and she thought this could be a good addition.
The Campus Bicycle Shop seeks to hire 2 part-time student employees to assist the Shop Manager. The position would involve duties such as helping members/users of the space with their needs, repairing bicycles, assisting in organizing events, shop organization, teaching bicycle repair, assisting with bicycle-related classes, and other duties as assigned.
The Campus Bicycle Shop – a collaboration between the University of Illinois and The Bicycle Project of Urbana-Champaign – is dedicated to empowering individuals with knowledge about how to repair and maintain bicycles. This is a hands on, educational space meant to provide knowledge and experience about fixing bicycles, not a "drop it off for repair" bike shop. The Campus Shop provides tools, parts, refurbished bikes for sale, educational classes, and dedicated volunteers to help members and the larger community with their bicycle needs. Membership in The Bike Project at Urbana-Champaign is valid at both the Campus Shop and the Downtown Urbana Shop.
Requirements: An interest in or passion for bicycling and sustainable transportation is required. Illinois is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).
To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include "Student Assistant Position" in the subject line. Please include a copy of weekly class schedule and any other time commitments.
Skills: Previous bicycle repair experience, membership in The Bike Project of Urbana Champaign, and familiarity with the Campus Shop would be preferred but are not required. Familiarity with social media, college campuses, and educational work would be helpful. Preference will also be given to applicants eligible for Federal Work Study.
- Attached Files:
- Campus Bicycle Shop_Funding Award and Acceptance Letter_Signed.pdf
- Campus Bicycle Shop_Funding Award and Acceptance Letter.docx
- CBS Funding Source Breakdown.pdf
- Fall 2012 Project Status Update Campus Bike Shop.docx
- Letter of Support FS_Campus Bicycle Shop.pdf
- SSC_Application_Step 2_CBS.xlsx
James Roedl did a volunteer training showing three people the specifics on how to overhaul hubs. It was a great event.
James Roedl has been hired as the new Campus Bicycle Shop Manager, replacing Ken Sutto. James' first day of work is May 28, 2013. Ken's last day is June 14, 2013, giving the two managers roughly 3 weeks of overlap for training and orientation. The shop will remain open during regular hours, Monday-Thursday, 2-6pm and Friday, 2-5:30pm. The Campus Bicycle Shop Manager reports to the Sustainability Coordinator in Facilities & Services (Morgan Johnston), and is funded jointly by the University and The Bike Project of Urbana-Champaign. James can be contacted at email@example.com.
F&S requested $30,266 funding from the SSC for the Campus Bicycle Shop for fiscal year 2014. The funding was awarded, contingent on not requesting additional funding in future years.
According to the funding award letter, "Because SSC grants are intended as seed or bridge funding, this grant was approved with the understanding that this project will not seek SSC funding in future years."
In February 2012, The Bike Project submitted a funding request to SSC for $39,872. In March 2012, the SSC approved this funding.
During summer 2012, the University and The Bike Project revised their Facility Use Agreement to clarify their collaborative working relationship. The SSC sent a clarification letter regarding this update and subsequently completed a revised award letter.
- Attached Files:
- Campus Bike Project Funding Agreement Spring 2012.pdf
- Campus Bicycle Shop Updated Agreement Letter September 2012.pdf
- Campus Bike Project LTR_MB edits.docx
- Campus Bike Project March 2012 Funding Award Letter.docx
- Campus Bike Project.jpg
- Campus Bike Project_Expansion of Service.pdf
- March 2012 Funding Award Letter.docx
- SSC-Campus Bike Project Letter Final.docx
- SSC-Campus Bike Project Letter.docx
- SSC-Campus Bike Project Letter.pdf
- Updated Funding Award and Acceptance Letter_September 2012.docx
This proposal seeks to fund 50% of the cost of part-time shop manager position as transition assistance to become fully self-supporting. This grant will help the Campus Bike Project become a financially sound, self-sufficient, self-funded shop, where all operating costs are recouped through memberships and the sale of recycled refurbished bicycles, new and used parts and accessories. The Campus Bike project is a cooperative where students can learn how to repair and maintain their bike for transportation throughout the year. The campus bike project provides significant services toward increasing bicycle use on campus, and has received significant previous investment from F&S, the Committee and the Institute of Natural Resource Sustainability. The Student Sustainability Committee is in favor of funding a grant in the amount of $7,500.Attached Files:
- Sustainability committee award letter - Campus Bike Project.pdf
- Sustainability committee award letter - Campus Bike Project.docx
- SSC Final Allocation Approval - Campus Bike Project.pdf
- SSC Final Allocation Approval - Campus Bike Project.docx
- Campus Bike Project.pdf
- LOI - Campus Bike Project.pdf
- Response - Campus Bike Project.docx
In Fall 2010, The Bike Project requested $7,500 in funding from SSC for 50% of a half-time shop manager. The SSC approved this request.
The Campus Bike Project, located at 608 East Pennsylvania Ave. in Champaign, will hold an open house on Friday, April 23, from noon to 5 p.m. in conjunction with Earth Day. Tours will be available every hour, on the hour, at 12 noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., and 4 p.m.Attached Files:
The Campus Bike Project (later named the Campus Bicycle Shop) opened in March of 2010 during Naturally Illinois and began serving the campus for 16 hours per week (open Monday mornings, Friday afternoons, and Sunday and Tuesday evenings).
A press release was sent out and is attached here.Attached Files:
In November 2009, funding was requested from the SSC to support the start up costs of the campus location. Unfortunately, this funding was denied.
This afternoon, I verified with Jack Dempsey that he is still willing to fund a 900-HR extra-help employee for the first year of the new Campus Bike Project. The employee will be paid $12.00 per hour for 900 hours, so the full cost is $10,800. - Morgan Johnston
In April 2009, The Bike Project (TBP) representatives submitted an application for funding to the Student Sustainability Committee (SSC). In June 2009, the SSC awarded $30,000 for the shop construction.
In spring of 2009, discussions began between the University of Illinois and The Bike Project of Urbana-Champaign, regarding an on-campus bicycle shop. Fred Davidson, Joel Gillespie, and Tony Cherolis were key representatives of The Bike Project. Morgan Johnston, Steve Veazie, and Jeff Courson were key representatives of the UI. The files attached here represent some of the effort that initiated this program.
The original shop was called the Campus Bike Project.