The Bike Nest
We are pleased to announce the opening of The Bike Nest, Creighton's
Co-operative Bike Project. Staffed by students, this shop encourages you to bring in your bike to learn how to do small repairs yourself. The Bike Nest has a limited selection of items, such as tubes and repair kits, but in cases of larger repairs, you'll need to provide your own supplies (available at local bike shops such as Ferguson's Bike Shop, GreenStreet Cycles, and the Community Bike Project Omaha).
Located in the basement of McGloin Hall, on the opposite end of the hallway from Java Jay.
Funding for the tools was provided by a grant from the Community Bike Project Omaha. We are deeply grateful for this support.
It is our hope that this shop will be the springboard for more bike-related initiatives on campus. Please contact us if you have ideas to share!
Creighton University Cycling Group
The Creighton Cycling Group is up and running. See their Facebook page for more information!
Bike racks on MAT buses
The general public has been able to use racks mounted on Metro Area Transit (MAT) buses since 2008.
“MAT’s new Bike & Ride program is a great way to encourage bicycle use and help raise Omaha’s profile as a bike-friendly community, said Tammie Dodge, project manager with Activate Omaha.
Each rack holds two bikes, and the racks will be mounted to the front of the bus.
The bike rack program has been funded with federal grant money for transit projects related to the construction of the Missouri River Pedestrian Bridge between Omaha and Council Bluffs. The racks are not intended for motor-powered bikes (gas or electric), mopeds, tandem and recumbent bikes, tricycles, bikes with training wheels and bikes with trailers or other attachments.
For more information on the dos and don’ts of using the new bus bike racks, visit www.metroareatransit.com and click on the “bike & ride” link.
Community Bike Project Omaha
Get involved with your community!
Right down the road, on 33rd and California (yes, just south of Cali Taco) make a point to visit the Community Bicycle Shop in the Gifford Park neighborhood. Volunteers are needed to support active living and promote alternative transportation by bike in your community!
The Community Bike Project works to improve access to bicycles for everyone. We accomplish this by facilitating a multifaceted, neighborhood-based community involvement project that focuses on the transportation needs of neighbors. This focus on access to bicycles at a neighborhood level distinguishes the organization from other community groups promoting the bicycle. The many aspects of our programs are all designed to maximize the number of individuals served through the project.
There are many ways to get involved at CBPO, including donating bikes, to volunteering at the shop (there are many jobs available!) to supporting the shop financially.