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Projects Updates for Campus Bike Center
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.