On Monday, April 8th, the Colgate University Green Bikes Program hosted a bike tune-up event on the patio outside Donovan’s Pub. The event kicked off this years’ 13 Days of Green. A good number of students and faculty stopped by with their bike for repairs or maintenance work. Guy Mintel, from Guy’s Bike Shop in Madison, NY, helped out. The most common request was to use the pump to put air in front and rear tires, but there were some chain issues, rusted bits, and old tubes that needed mending as well.
The event was one of several put on by the Colgate University Green Bikes Program within the past year. As with the other events, bike enthusiasts of all kinds stopped by – whether they were renting one of Colgate’s Green Bikes or not. Every bike owner at Colgate is encouraged to attend. Events like the Tune-Up, and the Green Bikes Program in general, aim to help increase bike ridership on campus, as we are continually looking to reduce Colgate’s carbon footprint. Simply put, the more bike riders there are on campus, the better. Biking means less cars, less pollution, and better health. So, get out and ride a bike and help make Colgate more sustainable!