New repair station at the center of bike safety event

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bike repairAll the tools needed to perform basic bike repairs and maintenance are included in a new bike-repair station located outside Blazer RLC on the Green by the Commons. The station is one of the first student-led projects implemented through the UAB Sustainability Investment Fund.    

The launch is part of UAB’s Bike Safety week, Nov. 9-13, which will highlight education and services available through UAB and on its campus to faculty, staff and students.

On Friday, a number of activities are scheduled on the Green 11 a.m.-1 p.m.:

  • Representatives from Redemptive Cycles will teach people to use the repair station and also provide information about its services.
  • The first 100 people with UAB ID who bring their bike and register it with UAB Police will receive kryptonite U locks from UAB Sustainability.
  • Campus Rec’s Outdoor Pursuits will provide information about its bike trips and bike-rental program.
  • See some of the new ZYP bikes that can be shared at locations around campus.
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The repair station was proposed in the inaugural round of awards made through the Sustainability Investment Fund by engineering student Jeromy Huang, who had two projects selected. The board awarded $1,300 for this project, and $5,000 for the addition of more functional bike racks on campus, which will follow soon, according to UAB Sustainability Coordinator Julie Price.