Bike Repair Kits are here!
Before we go any further, I have to confess, I’m not a cyclist.
The last time I rode a bike was in the early 2000s when I mistakenly decided biking was the best way for me to get back in shape after a few years of intense sitting/studying, and almost got locked out of a psychology final because I wildly misjudged how long it would take to ride from my parent’s place in the east end to the U of R.
But! One of the coolest things about working at the library is getting the inside scoop on new offerings – and let me tell you, we’re always experimenting with new materials and technology.
This summer, we’ve partnered up with our friends at Bike Regina to loan out DIY Bike Repair Kits. Each kit contains a full set of 36 professional-grade tools, a DIY repair manual, info about Bike Regina, and a short survey.
We’re starting small to find out how much interest there is for this offering. Right now the kits are available at Central Library. Use our online catalogue to place a hold or ask staff at Central Library to hook you up. Like our other materials, you can borrow a kit for up to three weeks and renew it if you need more time – as long as there are no holds on it.
So, if your ride has been sitting idle and needs a tune-up, this is a great time to dust it off and get it road ready!
Bonus tip for aspiring cyclists: If biking to school or work, test your ride time and route on a few different days, and when you’re at different energy levels. That way you’ll know exactly how much time to give yourself so you can show up to your class or meeting feeling energized and accomplished, instead of sweaty and panicked.