Let’s pretend the random snowstorms aren’t happening and call it spring. If you’ve had any time to explore the blossoming campus, you might have noticed that WSU has made some upgrades to help students who want to use forms of transportation other than their cars to get to and from campus.

Bike Repair Station

WSU has added a new bike repair station! It’s located right across from the main doors of the SLC. The station is a large purple pole standing next to the current bike rack. It has a host of tools and acts as a stand for you to set your bike on while making repairs. It’s free to use and offers help with repairs via a link to a bike repair website as long as you’re willing to do a little self-educating.

Tools included on the “Dero Fix It”:

This is a useful tool for students as well as a great way for WSU to encourage biking rather than driving as a more sustainable mode of transportation. Check out WSU’s website for more info on other ways they embrace sustainability.

Don’t have a bike?

WSU has a bike rental program! This program allows students and staff to rent a bike, helmet and bike lock for up to five hours at a time. All you need to do is head down to the Student Activity Center in the lower Kryzsko Commons and ask about the program. Remember to bring your student ID!

Biking is a great alternative to driving, especially in a smaller town like Winona. Biking helps you save money and exercise, so it’s a win-win!

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Sara Wakeham

Sara Wakeman graduated in 2018 with a BA in English Writing and a minor in Geoscience. She is from Minnetonka, MN and when she isn't writing, her other favorite hobby is hiking.

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