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Bike Shop

Temporary Bike Shop at Whitman College.
Image of the mechanics at the Whitman College Bike Shop

Explore on Two Wheels

The Outdoor Program (OP) Bike Shop offers reasonably priced bike maintenance and repairs, mountain bikes for rent, and a small variety of retail merchandise, including bike tubes, lights, locks and bags. 

The OP Bike Shop is located in the alley directly behind the French House and the Outhouse special interest houses. It is next to the cardboard recycling on Merriam Street by the Health Center.

Bike Shop Hours

Summer 2024: 

  • Monday–Thursday: 2–4 p.m.

The OP Rental Shop is open and has a small variety of retail merchandise available including bike tubes, water bottles, front and rear lights, chain lube, horns, bells, and both cable and U-locks.

Summer 2024 Bike Mechanic:

Fall 2024 Semester Bike Mechanics:

Abandoned Bike Repurposing Program

Since 2012, the OP Bike Shop has turned more than 220 broken 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 put into storage for eight months. If no one claims them after 8 months, they are handed over to the Bike Shop to be restored to functional condition, harvested for parts or taken to a local recycling center, in that order. We strive to repurpose as many bikes and bike parts as we reasonably can. 

The bikes we are able to make functional are taken to the OP Rental Shop to be sold. We strive to make prices very reasonable! Our goal is to make unused bikes useful again, and provide a needed service to Whitman students, faculty, staff and the community. If you have a bike that you would like to donate to the OP Bike Shop we’d be happy to take it at any time during the year. (Sorry, we do not purchase bikes.)

*If you think your bike may have been stolen or misplaced, contact Campus Security at 509-527-5777.

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