Welcome to FIU Bikes
Is FIU Bikes new to you? Find out what it's all about.
Welcome to FIU Bikes, your on-campus center for all your cycling needs. If you are an incoming freshman, you may be wondering where we are located or why you haven't seen the bike center yet. That's because it doesn't exist yet. FIU Bikes for now is just a team of people who want FIU to become a friendlier place for bikes. This team is led by me, Brandt Absolu, and we operate with the help of FIU's newly created Office of Sustainability, located at the Panther Garage, across from the U.S. Century Bank Arena.
This initiative started in Spring 2011 as just a repair service, which we provided for free every Wednesday from 11am to 3pm in the library breezeway. We paused this service over the summer, but we will continue providing it starting Fall 2011. Aside from repairs, our two main goals is to open actual bike shop on campus, and improve on-campus bike facilities and push FIU towards eligibility for the "Bicycle-Friendly University" designation from the League of American Bicyclists.
With very little effort, you can help us achieve our goals. The biggest thing you can do is ride to campus, particularly if you don't live far. The more riders there are on campus, the easier it will be for us to push FIU administration towards bike-friendly planning. Another thing you can do is to help us through donations. The only funds we have are those provided to us by the Office of Sustainability to purchase parts and equipment for our repair service, but to continue to sustain ourselves, your help is needed. No matter how small the donation is, it will help us substantially.
FIU Bikes is an IDEAS-Miami initiative (IDEAS stands for Intellectual Decisions on Environmental Awareness Solutions). This is an FIU student organization that you can join. By joining IDEAS, you will also be helping FIU Bikes as well as the other IDEAS initiatives.
Like what you're reading? Do you want to be a part of this initiative? Do you have questions that you want answered? Call us at 786-445-0684 or email us, or leave a comment on this page. We look forward to hearing from you.