Bike Co-Op Provides Free Resources

Truman encourages students, faculty and staff to ride their bikes to and from campus. First-year students who live on campus may enjoy having a bike to make trips around the community, and the Kirksville Bike Co-Op can assist their bicycle needs.

The Kirksville Bike Co-Op is a service and educational organization committed to community involvement through cultivating the development, use and promotion of sustainable transportation.

Originally started as the Community Sharing Bike Program in 2005, it evolved into the Bike Co-Op a year later when it was determined the bicycles needed continual repair and maintenance. The Bike Co-Op was founded with the primary mission to establish a space on campus for bike repair and for students to teach other students and community members how to repair their own bikes.
Truman students can attain free membership in the Bike Co-Op, allowing them access to the workshop. The Bike Co-Op workshop, located between Grim Hall and the Adair House on Patterson Street, is a place on the Truman campus where people of the community are invited to come and learn how to fix their bikes under the guidance of a trained mechanic. More information about the Kirksville Bike Co-Op can be found online at

To facilitate bicycle usage, Truman has racks available around the perimeter of campus. For the safety of pedestrians, people are not permitted to ride their bike in the interior of campus on the walkways. Maps with designated bike paths can be picked up at the Department of Public Safety (DPS). For safe riding, if students do bring a bike to campus, they should remember to also bring along a bike helmet and a proper bike light for night riding. Students are also encouraged to voluntarily register their bike with DPS. For more information call 660.785.4176.

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