The Bicycle Resource Hub is the the Office for Sustainability’s clearinghouse for non-motorized transportation education, advocacy and policy efforts. Through this initiative, we lead workshops and community group rides, conduct non-motorized research and host a weekly Bike Shop for maintenance and repair. This service is for current WMU students, faculty and staff.
Students, faculty and staff will have the opportunity to drop off their bicycles to be repaired by student mechanics free of charge. The repair time depends on the bike's condition. Please note, we can only accept one bike per drop off. The student mechanics will first look for used parts prior to purchasing anything new. Should the bike need new parts, visitors are expected to cover the cost of the new parts (tubes, chains, brake pads, cable, housing, etc.).
Buy used, buy local, buy Bikes
Our office is now selling bikes to current Broncos through Open Roads, a local non-profit youth development organization in Kalamazoo! Our office typically has 4 to 6 refurbished bikes on-hand that are ready to find a new home. Each bike comes with a lock. This new initiative encourages non-motorized transportation on campus and the community. You can stop by our office to buy a bike during our business hours, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Bike Rental — BroncoBikes
BroncoBikes is the Office for Sustainability's low cost, campus-wide bicycle rental program for students. It serves as a convenient and inexpensive way to ride to and from classes and get around Kalamazoo. With a BroncoBike, there is no reason to pay for gas, pay for car repairs, or wait around in traffic. We now offer the Momentum Street Mid-Step and the Breezer Uptown 8. Students can make their commute to class or work more enjoyable and stress free.
- We offer the Momentum Street Mid-Step and the Breezer Uptown 8.
- All bikes come with a Kryptonite U-Lock for secure storage.
- A helmet comes with a rental and is required for riding a BroncoBike.
- All renters are given a proper bicycle safety orientation and sign a liability waiver.
PAST BICYCLE RESOURCE HUB PROJECTS AND INITIATIVES INCLUDE:
- Best practice research to guide University policy and planning related to 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: BroncoBikes.