Monash University has set up a bikery, providing students and staff with cheap bike maintenance, bicycle parts and accessories along with refurbished bikes and general cycling advice. This is such a good idea!
Not only are they encouraging an environmentally friendly mode of transportation, they’re pushing for a healthier lifestyle, too. That’s so Australian. In other words, that’s so cool.
Located off Union Loop Road, the Monash University Bikery is the bike hub of the Clayton campus and it has a permanent staff roster along with student volunteers who offer the following services:
- flat/punctured tire repair
- brakes adjustments
- gear adjustment
- provide expert advice
- order parts
- Show cyclists the best way to and from campus
- Direct cyclists to the new Bike Station (bike storage and showers)
The Monash University Bikery will also host maintenance workshops to show others how to fix basic problems with their bikes such as patching a puncture or changing brakes.
If you’re currently studying at Monash University and you like the idea of saving money and the environment, or you’re just a bit of a bike nerd (their words, not ours), you can also volunteer at the Bikery. Volunteering at the Monash University Bikery will give students the opportunity to learn lots about bikes and to also take part in a grassroots movement that’s actually doing something about a sustainable future.
The Bikery also gets involved in bicycle events such as cycling breakfasts and supporting the Monash University Community Bicycle User Group (McBUG), which is a cycling advocacy group.
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