“Too cold?! No, it’s just a matter of the correct packaging!”
Did you know that no matter how cold it gets you can still enjoy riding?
As a year-round cycling MSU professor of packaging (hat tip Diana Twede) likes to say “It’s just a matter of the correct packaging!” Your body generates lots of heat while riding and you’re moving faster to your destination. MSU staff also keep the roads and paths very clear throughout the winter for everyone’s safety, although getting to campus is sometimes a little more challenging!
Come to the MSU Bikes Service Center for one or more of three classes to learn more about getting you and your bike ready for winter cycling so you can enjoy it as much as many others do every winter. If none of these dates work for you then review our winter cycling tips here at your leisure.
If you’re already a cold-weather cycling veteran then PLEASE come with your setup and do some show ‘n tell to help inspire others! The following workshops are FREE, short and full of good tips you can use this winter to have a better, safer more comfortable time.
Sessions are limited to 6 people attending with their bikes and requires at least 3 attendees, so RSVPs are requested. PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESSwith your name if you want to be notified of possible changes/ cancellations due to lack of attendance or unforeseen circumstances.
This session will be a DIY studded tire and other DIY ways to modify your bike for added safety and comfort. Materials are NOT included and we’ll NOT have enough time to actually make your own studded tires but instead you’ll see a demonstration of how they’re made.
A previous bike commuter class was really well received with the participants who came in with a number of concerns related to commuting to campus and home by bike, most of which were quickly resolved after some brief discussion. We moved on to specific route concerns between their neighborhood and campus and we were […]
Riding in the bike lane on Farm Ln. south-bound where passengers are let out frequently – BEWARE!!
Riding along Farm Ln., spring 2015 Tour de MSU
A previous bike commuter class was really well received with the participants who came in with a number of concerns related to commuting to campus and home by bike, most of which were quickly resolved after some brief discussion.
We moved on to specific route concerns between their neighborhood and campus and we were able to offer some small changes to their routes to find lower-stress solutions.
We’ve decided to offer this as a new complimentary service of MSU Bikes. You can either call the Center (517-432-3414) to schedule a time to sit down with Tim to review your concerns and routes or if a personal visit isn’t convenient for you email him and he’ll answer as best as possible via email or you can schedule a session.
Introducing our new head mechanic, Aubrey Hoermann, to the MSU bicycling community.
I’d like to introduce our new head mechanic, Aubrey Hoermann, to the campus bicycling community.
He joins our team after many years of working on and with bikes. He worked as a bike messenger in Detroit and San Francisco and later owned his own bike shop (Refried Cycles) in San Francisco’s Castro neighborhood for 5 years, which developed a dedicated and devoted following. He specialized in refurbishing and updating higher-quality older bikes for commuters and daily riders, which attracted him to this core service of MSU Bikes.
This self-introduction sums up his passion for bikes:
“I love steel frames & forks, chubby tires, handlebars (at least) as high as the saddle, and enough gears (not too many, and not too high). I love helping people get on the right bike, or turn theirs into the right one. I figure that 85% of people need an ’80-’90s steel mountain bike (no suspension!) with upright handlebars for 95% of their riding. And, hey, put a basket on it! Read Grant Petersen!”