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Friday, April 13, 2007

"Bike mecca" needs bike mechanics

Image of Bike Barn at UC Davis
From the California Aggie (UC Davis), 04.13.07:

Bike Barn a UC Davis landmark
Shop has been serving campus for over 30 years

Serving a community as dependent on biking as any in the nation, the ASUCD Bike Barn has long been a part of student life at UC Davis.

Established in 1971, the Bike Barn is located next to the Silo Union and across the street from the Chemistry Building. Once envisioned as an area where students could repair their own bikes, the Bike Barn's mission quickly evolved and expanded as students began requesting more services be provided.

Bike Barn general manager Robert St. Cyr said his shop offers many more services than when initially created, including part and accessory sale, bike rental, used bike sale and bike repair.

"Annually we do about 10,000 repairs," St. Cyr said. "It makes us, if not the busiest bike-repair shop in the country, right up there at the top."(Read more.)
Bike commuting is certainly easier when there is an abundance of supportive services. Davis, California, is hailed as the only platinum level community in the League of American Bicyclist's Bicycle Friendly Community program. In addition to the Bike Barn, bicyclists in Davis have several great private bike shops available for support. My favorite bike shops in Davis include Ken's Bike n' Ski and B&L Bike Shop.

Image: Web capture. Bike Barn at UC Davis.
Visit: UC Davis Bike Barn,
Visit: Davis commemorates 50 years of bicycling
Visit: Paul Dorn's Bike Commuting Tips

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