Fall 2020 Semester Hours:
The OP Bike Shop is currenty OPEN to Whitman students, faculty, and staff for curbside service only, due to Covid precautions. Schedule a time to rent a mountain bike, or drop your bike off for service. When we open back up to the community at large, we will update the website.
The Bike Shop is OPEN: Tuesday- Thursday 2-4:30pm
Please weare a face mask when you arrive. Do not arrive more than 5 minutes early. Please stay outside the shop. If you see another party in the drop off zone please wait until they leave. The Bike Mechanic will meet you outside the front door, as the shop is very small.
The OP Bike Shop is located here on campus- directly behind Boyer Print House, the small parking lot on the corner of Boyer Ave and Marcus St. Heading downtown on Boyer, pass Reid, and take the 3rd left into the parking lot and look for Bike Shop signs directing you back behind the building. 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!
The current Bike Mechanic is:
George Jutras: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lish Riley, Rental Shop Manager: 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. Security Phone: 509-527-5999
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. We do NOT purchase bikes, but are 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. Our goal is to make unused bikes useful again, 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 Fall 2020, we have been able to repurpose 191`bikes and counting! That's awesome!