U of M Bike Center

It looks like the University of Minnesota is going to get its own bike commuter store. With as many bikes as I see day in and day out, it really only makes sense. According to Bicycle Retailer:

bikeaccident“Located in a former transit waiting area in the university’s Oak Street parking ramp, the Hub store will be part of a facility designed to make it safer and easier for students, faculty, university employees and area residents to commute by bike. The Bike Center will provide commuters with bike lockers, restrooms and showers and conference rooms for meetings and educational programs. The Hub Co-Op bike commuter store and the U of M Bike Center are scheduled to open in Spring 2010.
Catering exclusively to the needs of commuters, the Hub’s 700-square-foot store will offer repair services and essential products like gloves, helmets, tubes, tires, bike locks, lighting systems, racks, panniers and bags. Due to space limitations, the shop will not carry bikes. The store will also offer bike repair classes for commuters.”

1 Comment so far

  1. Erica M (ericam) on December 2nd, 2009 @ 3:10 pm

    Good stuff. I love how big colleges and universities can create a whole world for students to live in. I know that has downsides, too, but it also propagates beyond campus in good ways.

    I noticed that the bike parking lot by the Weisman has air for your tires.



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