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Welcome to the GMC Bike Shop
Basement of Dunton


Vision
To inspire the community towards acquiring knowledge and sustainable learning by bicycle advocacy, biking, and maintaining bicycles.

Mission
To provide Green Mountain College with access to skilled bicycle technicians, create skill learning opportunities and bicycle recreational events for the public.

Spring Semester Clinics
Look for the clinic sign-up sheets in Withey Lobby!

Civic Engagement
The shop invites all who are interested to take part in our programming. No riding or mechanical experience required! Work for Rides: Shop staff and GMC student volunteers develop sustainable trail building skills at Pine Hill Park in Rutland. In exchange for this work local youth receive free mountain bike rentals at Pine Hill.

Youth Bike Works - The shop builds bike with the assistance of local youth. Local businesses “sponsor” bike and proceeds go to purchasing more parts for more bikes. This program will begin fall of 2011.

Poultney High School – local high school outdoor club takes advantage of basic repair clinic and rides and Pine Hill.

Vermont Mountain Bike Association – Events, advocacy and access involvement. The GMC bike shop will become a VMBA chapter in the fall of 2011.

Shop History

The shop was born out of a Delicate Balance project in 2009 by Aaron Strock and Robinson Smith. In reaction to many students, staff and faculty having bikes on campus and needing repair, Aaron and Robinson established the shop. The shop is located in the basement of Dunton and is open to everyone on campus and the local community. In the fall of 2010, Jon Debay took over management of the shop and formalized operations such as manager training, bike technician programs, inventories, secured funding and updated the tools. In the fall of 2011 Anthony Sallows & Nick Rushford initiated formal programming including clinics, rides and expanded the bike technician program.

Disclaimer

The GMC bike Shop is a community service and is not a professional cycling service. All who participate in shop activities, clinics, rides and service assume responsibility for the inherent risks associated with cycling, shop operation, trail tools and being outdoors in natural areas.

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