Welcome back to BU Bikes. Things have been a little slow ’round here but now we’re back in business. Here is a list of upcoming events, projects, and changes to our schedule and website.

Events:

  • Comm. ave. cycletrack rally
    • Friday, October 17
    • 12 – 3
    • Marsh plaza
  • General Meeting
    • Wednesday, Oct. 22
    • 8 pm
    • CAS 208
  • ABC’s of bicycle maintenance
    • Thursdays
    • 6:30 pm
    • Landry’s bike shop
  • Tool time
    • Thursdays
    • 11 – 3
    • GSU plaza or CGSA (depending on weather)
  • Bike Party Halloween ride
    • Friday, October 31
    • 7:30 pm
    • Copley plaza
  • Comm. ave. Green Line improvements public meeting
    • Thursday, October 23
    • 6 – 8
    • Boston Public Library

Projects:

  • Comm. ave. Cycletrack project
  • Music Trailer
    • Want to help us build a music trailer?
    • contact dsmiller@bu,edu
  • Rider Profiles
    • Want to be featured in our weekly newsletter?
    • Send us your rider profile
    • Include a photo with you and your bike, a description of you, eg. school, year, major, etc., a description of your bike, eg. make, model, color, and a few sentences describing why you enjoy riding on campus.
    • Send your info to dsmiller@bu.edu

Updates/Services:

  • We will be putting together a photo album for all of our events. Send us your pictures so we can show them off on our site
  • We are working on updating the calendar here so you can always keep up to date on all of our events and everything going on in the city

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HELLO BU BIKES!

 

The school year is coming to an end which means some new things for our club. 3 of our 4 board members are graduating seniors (including myself). This means we need replacements! Hannah Gibson and Aloysius Kringen will be joining the team along with our current treasurer David Miller. That means we need one more person. If you are interested please let us know.

What does being a board member mean?

Help out our crew by joining us for: Group rides, advertising club events, supporting us at tabling events, and being super cool!

You DO NOT need to be a pro bike racer or know bike mechanics to be a board member (but you should be willing to learn). The only actual commitment is your signature at the beginning of the semester so our club can be recognized as an official SAO organization.

NOTE: You don’t have to be a board member to do all the previously mentioned activities. Everyone should come to our events and help promote our mission.

Upcoming events:

Group ride – Sunday, 27. Meet at Marsh plaza ( mid day)

Semester end wrap-up meeting – Friday, May 2?

During this time we will officially elect our new board and discuss the groups plans for next semester. This event is open to everyone. Bring food if you want. If Friday doesn’t work for anyone we can talk about a different day.

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We will be hosting a winter riding workshop, pro bike fit and a bike pizza party. This is your chance to learn some useful bike info and to hang out with the BU Bikes crew. Participants will also be able to get some cool bike swag simply by coming by.

Here is the official flier for the series:

Landrys BU Bikes Winter falt

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Our website has just been upgraded! Check out the resources page to get a whole bunch of useful information including an in-depth explanation of the different types of bikes and how much they cost as well as a list of the local bike shops and what they offer.

Also, don’t forget to keep checking out Facebook page to get all the whens and where for out events. BU Bikes also has a twitter which needs followers. We need people to use are twitter so that we can coordinate event cancellations or postponing as well as let people know about events both on and off campus.

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Two quick updates:

Tomorrow Sept 12, Landry’s will be hosting it’s first basic mechanics class of the season. It will be held at their store on 890 Commonwealth Ave from 6:30 – 8:00pm. Come learn how to fix a flat, operate a quick release and much more! More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/695494520479880/?ref=3

This upcoming Sunday, Sept 15,  we will also be going on a group ride to the Arnold Arboretum in Jamaica Plan. We will be planning for a picnic (potluck style) so feel free to bring something to munch on while enjoying Olmstead’s park and diverse horticulture. We will be leaving from Marsh Chapel at 4pm. Please RSVP via https://www.facebook.com/events/555207934532420/?ref=3 so we know who to wait for. Hope to see you there! Remembering September 11th

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Thanks all for checking out our table at splash yesterday. A heads up for this upcoming week: BU will be hosting a bike and pedestrian safety awareness day this Thursday, Sept 12, from 11am – 2:30pm. Come meet local bike shops, bike and pedestrian advocacy groups, and learn more about biking safe on the streets. More info at http://www.bu.edu/bikesafety/.

Reminder: Since this event is on the same day as Tool Time, there will be no tool time this week!

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BU Bikes will have its first Tool Time this upcoming Thursday – Septebmer 5th from 11am – 3pm. We will be in front of the GSU with tools and people ready to help fix and maintain your bike.

Come swing by for a tune up or a stay a bit for chat, we would love to see you there!

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September 6th from 6 to 7 pm followed by group bike ride

We are meeting in the Center for Gender Sexuality and Activism (our unofficial headquarters) in the basement floor of the GSU across from BU Central.

Join BU bikes for our first big event of the year. Hear about all the upcoming projects and events that we have planned for the rest of the semester. Pre-order one of our awesome BU Bikes t-shirts. Meet the new board members. Hang out. Bringing food potluck style would be great! Join us for out first group ride of the year after the party. BRING LIGHTS AND A HELMET!!

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For the students who want to be able to have a bike on campus but who cannot afford to buy a bike to have at school, now is your opportunity. The Free Bike Project is coming to BU and their mission is to provide free bikes to college students. There are 25 bikes being sent to BU. There are still some bikes left so sign up now!

http://www.freebikeproject.com/student-index.html

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Get ready for SPLASH this year! It is going to be a little different but still just as fun. This year it will held on the Cummington Mall from 1 pm – 4 pm on Saturday, September 7. Come by and check us out to learn about what we have in store for this coming semester. Also, come by and sign up to be an official BU Bikes member. You will receive a membership sticker as well as the gratification of being part of the coolest student organization on campus. We would like to start adding additional benefits for people who have a BU Bikes sticker on their bike or helmet but we can’t do that until we get more people involved… so get involved!

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