Bicycle Sales and Repair, Rental, Education, Accessories and Self-Service Station
The Cycle Learning Center (CLC) is a campus-based service focused on developing healthy and sustainable lifestyles by promoting the use of bicycles and multi-modal transportation options. The CLC, started in 2002, is the university’s centralized source for basic bicycle repair services, instructional clinics, and alternative transportation information. The CLC strives to create a hands-on learning environment that empowers campus users to explore sustainable transportation through educational programming, retail sales, and services.
The CLC is available through a partnership between Campus Recreation and Department of Public Safety. CLC programs and services provide an excellent opportunity for the collaborative partners to combine efforts towards the complementary goals of providing environmentally sustainable transportation options and promoting an active and healthy campus community.
The Cycle Learning Center is a Platinum-level Bicycle Friendly Business, working to promote bicycles and support riders through a variety of education, service and riding opportunities!
The Campus Recreation Outdoor Program has been operating a small bicycle repair business since 2002. Dubbed the Cycle Learning Center (CLC), the program has provided rider safety education courses, bicycle safety assessments, minor repairs, and retail accessories to support repairing bicycles. To facilitate purchasing of parts and supplies, the program has established wholesale accounts with specialty bicycle distributors. The program also maintains an air compressor that allows the Boise State community to fill bicycle tires 24/7. The bicycle program has been operating as a small peripheral component of its expansive 4-season equipment rentals and instructional offering. The Outdoor Program is professionally administered and has approximately 25 student leaders working to support the scope of services it offers.
In the spring of 2010, the CLC received an $8,000 seed grant from the campus Coca Cola contract to help stimulate the growth of the program. During 2010 and 2011, the CLC employed dedicated part-time student employees to service bicycles brought in for repairs. The program also orchestrated a fall back-to-school marketing push to get students wearing helmets on campus, lock and register their bikes, and increase rider safety through educational seminars.
The Outdoor Program has also historically partnered with University Housing to flag, inventory, remove, and ultimately salvage abandoned bicycles on campus. In an effort to recycle and/or reuse, bicycles identified as being worthy for repair have been restored and then resold back to students on campus.
During 2010 and 2011, a formal partnership was formed between Campus Recreation and Transportation and Parking Services to give the CLC its own physical location. Construction was completed in August 2011 and the CLC hosted its Grand Opening on August 23, 2011.
Phone: (208) 426-7433