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"The bicycle is the most civilized conveyance known to man." -Iris Murdoch

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Freewheel in the Statesman

The Stony Brook Statesman has reported on the Liberate-Reuse-Recycle program. Check it out!

The only factual error I saw in the article is that I know Mr. Woodruff as Mark, not Bob. I wish they would not have omitted our web address, shop location, open hours, etc. But I am correcting that by commenting on the article. Maybe they would print a letter to the editor to the same effect.

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More Bikes Liberated!

Today, the Liberate-Reuse-Recycle program took another step forward when SB Facilities & Services and University Police removed 16 tagged bikes from various areas around the Academic Mall and relocated them to Freewheel Collective’s shed. More tags are on the way, and we noticed a lot of taggable bikes on our ride two weeks ago. In total, 33 abandoned bikes have been removed from around campus this semester. The result is more space for cyclists, and the removal of bikes that become obstructions (locked to benches and railings!)

On our end, we’ve overhauled and redistributed parts from about 10 of these bicycles. After we sift through this next batch, the remainder will be moved ahead to University Recycling. A really excellent example of very different groups on campus working together for a purpose with multiple benefits! Thanks to all our collaborators.


Freewheel Coordinator

Update: Just spoke with a reporter at the Stony Brook Statesman, who is writing a story on the program.  We’ll link it here when it comes out.