The OP Bike Shop has moved into a new location on campus! We are now located directly behind Boyer Print House, just off the small parking lot on the corner of Boyer Ave and Marcus St. Look for signs directing you to the small green bike shop! Stop by and use our tools to do your own fixes, or drop your bike off and we can do the work! We sell a small assortment of retail merchandise including bike tubes, lights, locks and bags. Our service rates are very reasonable and our bike mechanics are friendly and knowledgeable. Stop by and say hi!
Starting Fall 2017, we are also pleased to announce that Mountain Bikes are available for rent!
For the Spring 2018 semester, the current Bike Mechanics are:
Skye Goedart: firstname.lastname@example.org
George Jutras: email@example.com
Marcus Judkins: firstname.lastname@example.org
Trent Foky: email@example.com
Abandoned Bike Repurposing Program
We love turning useless and forgotten bikes into useful and appreciated bikes again!
We regularly receive bikes from Campus Security that have been abandoned on campus. Bikes that have been left locked up for long periods of time without being moved, locked inappropriately for a long period, or are clearly abandoned are taken by Security, put into storage for a set amount of time, then given to the Bike Shop to assess. Bikes fall into 3 categories: 1.) able to be repaired, restored, and tuned up to a functional condition, 2.) able to be used to harvest parts for use on other bikes, and 3.) almost useless and taken to metal recycle in town. If you think your bike has been stolen, contact Security as they may have found your bike 'relocated' somewhere else on campus by a thief or other means.
We strive to repurpose as many bikes and bike parts as we reasonably can. If you have a bike that you would like to donate to the OP Bike Shop we would be happy to take it at any time during the year during open bike shop times. We do NOT purchase bikes, but are very happy to take donations!
The bikes we are able to make functional, get taken to the OP Rental Shop, priced, and put up for sale. Prices are based on how much was spent on parts and labor with consideration to how valuable of a bike it is. Sometimes we lose money, sometimes we 'make' money, but overall our goal is to break even, and provide a needed service to Whitman students, faculty, staff and the community.
We been collecting and fixing up bikes since Spring 2012. To date, as of December 2017, we have been able to repurpose 160`bikes and counting!