College Street Bike Co-op
Located in the basement of Blosser House, the College Street Co-op provides a space for students to learn and practice bicycle repair and maintenance. Through bicycle rentals, educational classes, and an available workspace, the co-op is an asset to students who choose the bicycle as their alternative form of transportation.
Cycling in Harrisonburg
Harrisonburg is becoming ever more bicycle friendly. Many locally-owned shops and restaurants are easily accessible with a short one-mile bike ride. Students who choose to use the bicycle, as transportation, will join the city’s vibrant community of active commuter cyclists.
Student Bike Rentals
The co-op staff maintains a fleet of rental bikes for EMU students. For rates, contact:
The Work Space
The bike co-op has a full set of bicycle specific tools complete with two professional work stands. These allow a knowledgeable mechanic to complete almost any repair and provide for a novice mechanic the opportunity to learn with the correct tools at hand.
A membership to the bike co-op is a great opportunity for do-it-yourselfers, because it grants access to the tools, repair manuals, and workspace. Co-op hours vary from semester to semester but shop time can be reserved by . Not the DIY type? A membership is still a good idea, because it allows you to get your bike tuned up for free by knowledgeable mechanics on the repair day that is scheduled each semester.
Contact us for rates.
Expertise and Parts
The College Street Co-op has a long-standing partnership with Harrisonburg’s mobile bike shop Wyse Cycles . Wyse Cycles provide high quality affordable parts to EMU students through the co-op. Students can also stop by the Wyse Cycles trailer when it is parked on campus for some advice, a tune-up, or just a friendly chat.
Advice From Fellow Bikers
Many students on campus volunteer in the bike co-op. They are always happy to offer advice, whether you have a question about bike repair, bike commuting in Harrisonburg, or the theological aspects of bicycle travel. Contact us at for more info.