The Bike Stable is the Office for Sustainability’s clearinghouse for non-motorized transportation education, advocacy, and policy efforts. It leads workshops, group rides, guided tours, weekly open shop nights, and research. Open shop nights provide students, staff, and community members the opportunity to gain hands-on experience fixing their own bikes under the guidance of peer mechanics. The service is free for all, but attendees are required to bring their own parts (with the exception of incidentals such as cables and housing, which can be purchased at The Bike Stable).
Bike Stable projects and initiatives include:
- Open shop nights on Fridays from 1-6 p.m. Public welcome!
- Best practice research to guide University policy and planning related to “hotspots,”pathways, bike lanes, ingress/egress, signage, etc.
- Research on the viability of cargo bicycles and electric assist bicycles in place of motorized campus fleet vehicles
- Implementation of a low cost, campus-wide bicycle rental program
- Planning and research associated with a community bicycle exchange