Bike Co-op Makes First Purchase


(standing, left to right) Dean of Student Affairs Lou Ann Gilchrist, Cassie Phillips, Brett Wiley and Student Senate President Matt Szewczyk, watch as University President Barbara Dixon (seated), signs a requisition for the Bike Co-op’s first purchase.

Lou Ann Gilchrist, dean of student affairs, and President Barbara Dixon signed the requisition for the first purchase made by the Bike Co-op Feb. 29. The purchase will be insurance to cover operational risks.

Soon to follow will be a requisition for $1,552 to be spent at Seattle Bike Supply and Ace Hardware to fill the shop with tools and parts. The Bike Co-op members will be working all of March to get the shop ready for the grand opening weekend of March 28 and 29. The opening will begin with a mobile workshop at 3 p.m. March 28, a critical mass ride at 5:30 p.m., and conclude with Squirrel Fest, a band fest on the Quadrangle with celebrations to last into the night. The festivities will continue March 29 with an all day open house, membership registration and other activities.

The Bike Co-op building is located on the south side of Patterson Street. It is the freestanding brick garage of the Multicultural Affairs Center.
Membership to the Bike Co-op includes access to workshop tools and mechanic assistance, an opportunity to buy parts and merchandise, participation in skills workshops, and the opportunity to loan bikes (on a limited basis).

Truman students will have free membership, non-Truman students and faculty/staff will be charged $15 and community members will be charged $20. Memberships are valid for one year. Lifetime memberships are $55.

For more information, contact Cassie Phillips at
Previous Next