Bike Week and Free bike repairs

Leah Knapp
Murdoch University

We hosted 2 free bike repair/ maintenance sessions on Bush Court during Market Days on the Thursday of Weeks 2 and 3 of the new semester, as well as an information stand to promote our Bike Week events.

I put an A Frame sign out on the Wednesday before Market Days, at the location where we'd be set up. The first week no-one brought their bikes, but said they would next week, and in fact our friendly repair guy was run off his feet the second week!

Lesson learnt: put signage out the week before the 1st week the service is being offered, so that people are aware of the service and can plan accordingly.

We had on offer the usual printed materials for route planning etc but found most students in particular weren't interested in this, preferred to use their own devices to learn about routes etc. We also found that those who already ride are using Google Maps to plan their routes, so paper resources seem to have gone the way of the dinosaurs.

Can't upload the photos we took of our repair guy in action as they are jpgs. Can the 'Stories' page be amended so these can be uploaded?

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Kylie (Your Move)

Hi Leah, great tip to promote the sessions the week before. We've got lots of aps we recommend to cyclists, but we are always looking for new ones, did the students have any top tips? You have earned 50 activity points for hosting a bike skills workshop and some bonus points for reflection.

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