Bryn Mawr Bike Collective
The Bike Collective is a group of Bryn Mawr students who are interested in promoting and facilitating bike use on campus.
We started functioning as The Bike Collective fall semester of 2012, and through SGA funding we started toward our goal of creating a bike share program. Since then, we have repaired bicycles abandoned or donated by former students and organized workshops in order to empower students to learn to ride bikes, repair their own bikes, and brave the suburban streets.
As of the spring semester of 2013, we have been lending bikes to students (as well as helmets and night lights for their safety). Our goals are to promote biking between Haverford & Bryn Mawr campuses (and even Swarthmore) by organizing demonstrational group rides, making maps available, advocating for a bike-friendly campus with the help of Campus Safety, and continuing our bike share.
Currently we are funded through the BMC Greens’ Budget, which we use to train our new members on basic bike mechanics at Neighborhood Bike Works in Philadelphia in order to maintain our bike share program, and we also benefit from the budget to buy spare parts for the bikes we are fixing, and safety items for our share riders (such as helmets, lights, bells, etc.).