U of T grad students: please vote Yes for Bikechain!

Voting for the Graduate Student Union’s elections begins today and ends this Thursday, March 25. The election includes a referendum on a levy of $1 per year for Bikechain.

I love Bikechain, and I’ve mentioned it here before: it’s a student-run / DIY bike repair shop located at the basement of the International Students Centre. Many cyclists, myself included, use its services frequently. They sell low cost parts, and they offer bike rentals for free. Their experts have taught me how to repair a flat tire, adjust my brakes, true wheels, and many other things. They have also provided free seminars, one of them at my apartment building, on bike safety and maintenance.

Even if you don’t currently cycle, please consider that lots of grad students depend on the services of Bikechain (we’re about half of its users, though we currently pay nothing for it) —and if you decide to start cycling, you know you can make the Bikechain your first stop.

So please, go to a polling booth by Thursday, vote YES for the Bikechain levy (Referendum #3), and spread the word!

About Jorge Aranda

I'm currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the SEGAL and CHISEL labs in the Department of Computer Science of the University of Victoria.
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