Bikes on Campus

Sustainable Empowering Bicycle Education

Amazing experiential bicycle skill development for college campuses.  Expert instruction in riding and maintenance. Consultation on shop set up, tool purchase, program development, bicycle parking.  

 

Bikes on Campus is a unique opportunity for students to apply critical thinking skills using their own hands. 

BikesonCampus students watching bike repair demo

Our clients include: 


Bikes on Campus is a single source resource for schools and businesses to create viable on-campus bike programs that really work.  We help you build programs, offer services, bikes, classes, promotions, or whatever else you need SPECIFICALLY for YOUR CAMPUS to help you reach your goals.  As an example, one of our favorites is a turnkey educational program that takes a bike fleet on campus and turns it into an amazing educational opportunity.  

Students gain an once in a lifetime opportunity to expand and apply their analytical skills in an applied, physical setting that will  transform their perception of themselves. 

Employees gain the support they need to integrate cycling into their lives on their own terms, meeting their unique needs. 

Institutions gain a unique kinesthetic diagnosis and critical thinking application on campus.   

Administrators gain an innovative addition to student/ staff life, safer bikes on and off campus and fewer programing challenges. 

Sustainability Coordinators get a viable tool to help them meet their campus carbon or air-quality goals. 

Everyone enjoys fewer broken / abandoned bikes.   

How?

As a consulting service, we look at your campus, users, weather, season, commute distances, other transportation options, budget, long and short term goals, local resources and WHAT the users want. From that, with you, we craft programming that works in the short and long term and that your location can support with or without ongoing help from us. 

When we deliver our classes, we start with your existing campus bike fleet or start one for you.  Then we set up a specialized, portable tool / work system for the bikes that will remain with the campus.   Add students, master mechanics and teachers and over a well proven immersion weekend, transform both students and bikes.  Ongoing classes are booked on a biannual / annual basis and a local bike shop is included to provide local support.  Bikes on Campus provides regular support to the program leaders on campus as needed. 

Students develop deeply practical skills such as: 

  • Mechanical System Diagnosis with and without tools.
  • Understanding of the useful life of a system.
  • Differentiation between serviceable and disposable. 
  • Appreciation of quality and design. 
  • Competency with tools.

Bikes on Campus adds tremendous benefit to the simple idea of bikes on a campus!

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Erik West’s bike maintenance course has been an integral part of supporting a bike culture at Bowdoin College. His friendly and approachable manner, combined with his thorough knowledge of bikes, has made his course incredibly popular among our students.
— Keisha Payson, Sustainability Coordinator, Bowdoin College