Closed for Winter!

We are now officially closed for winter.  Our bikes are safely in storage, and our weekly mechanic hours have ceased.  We plan to re-open in the Spring, as soon as the weather allows (after the snow has mostly passed).  In the meantime, feel free to email us at tuftsbikeshare@gmail.com with any questions or feedback!

Want to join our team for next semester?  Shoot us an email – we’re always looking for new members!!!

Fall 2017 Semester Accomplishments

  • Successfully revived the dormant bikeshare program!
  • Rented out our 23 bikes hundreds of times throughout the semester
  • Maintained bikeshare bikes at least monthly, or more often as needed.
  • Offered free repairs to 55+ student bikes, valued at over $1500!
  • Gave out free bike parts to students as necessary, for the first time ever
  • Led two public rides for the Tufts community
  • Offered a comprehensive 8-session mechanic training program for our volunteers
  • Staffed the campus bike shop for 6 hours per week
  • Fielded 50+ message inquiries from students and faculty
  • Upgraded our repair shop to make it more usable
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Winter Closing

We will be closing the bikeshare and repair shop for winter on Sunday, 12/10.  Make sure to come by for repairs before then!!

Closed for Thanksgiving weekend

We will not be holding mechanic hours over Thanksgiving break, 11/24 – 11/26.  Cheers.

Mechanic Hours!

Our Mech Hours for the semester have been finalized! Thanks to our awesome team of student mechanics, the shop will be open regularly to serve your biking needs:

Fridays 1:15-4:15pm
Saturdays 10:00-11:30am
Sundays 11:00am-12:30pm

Visit us at 28 Sawyer to get repair help, learn skills, or make new friends! Interested in joining our repair team? Shoot us an email at tuftsbikeshare@gmail.com to get involved.

Upcoming event!

Tufts Bikes is proud to co-host…

The Environment America Panel Discussion on 100% renewables

With State Senator Patricia Jehlen

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Are you interested in renewable energy and how college campuses can adopt clean power? Come stop by Eaton 202 on October 5th from 6-7pm for a panel discussion about renewable energy at Tufts, featuring State Senator Patricia Jehlen!

Environment America is a national, citizen-funded environmental advocacy organization. Hosted by Tufts Climate Action, Tufts Progressive Alliance and Tufts Bikes, we’ll be releasing a series of of 10 fact sheets outlining strategies for universities like Tufts to move towards 100% renewable energy by 2050. 

We invite you to attend this discussion for thoughtful dialogue about renewables and to see how you can get involved on campus to help achieve this goal. This is a public event open to all staff and students. We hope to see you there! 

https://www.facebook.com/events/271581846664636/?active_tab=about#

Ride this Sunday October 1st!

Come on, come all!
We are getting a group together to ride bikes at the Charles this Sunday (that’s tomorrow). The weather is going to be spectacular, hopefully. We’ll be meeting at the campus center, home to many beautiful Tufts bikes, at 9:30AM. We will then ride the Minuteman trail down to the river and stay around the area to bask and possibly eat hummus in the sunshine. We should be back to Tufts by 11:30 or so.
Come if you want to meet some of your Tufts Bikers, while doing one of the most fun activities humankind has conceived of thus far. Or if you are really into hummus in the sunshine. No serious biking experience necessary, and you can rent a bike for free at either the Campus Center or Tisch. See you tomorrow!

We’re Back!

Did you miss us?  We’re very excited to announce that after a period of dormancy, our campus bikeshare is scheduled to come online this Monday, 9/18!!  Rent our bikes for free from the Tisch Library circulation desk.

Couldn’t make our GIM?  It’s not too late to get involved!  We will be starting our internal mechanic training workshops very soon, so if you’d like to learn bike repair skills and help us run the share and shop, please send us an email at tuftsbikeshare@gmail.com.

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