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Get your bike on

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As gas prices remain far from ideal, many students are dusting off their bikes to commute to class without taking the time to perform proper maintenance before hitting the saddle.
On March 26 the Student Recreation Complex, in a partnership with locally owned Bike Works and University Police, held the second Bicycle Maintenance Workshop.
The University Police department gives students free bicycle licenses throughout the semester, but the workshop offered to help students register their bikes in the quad. By having a bike license, students can more likely recover their bike if it is lost or stolen and may even deter some wannabe-thieves.
Local bike shop owner Matt Nascimento wants students to show up to the Workshops because it is free work.
“Bottom line it is the only time I am going to be stoked I am doing [bike maintenance] for free.” Nascimento said.
Simple things like tire pressure students can do at home, but is often neglected as students rush to class.
“Instead of doing your air pressure in the morning do it at night before you go,” Nascimento suggested.
“No matter, what you have to have proper maintenance at some point… Putting it into school terms at the beginning of every semester.”
The high price for a bike tune up at Bike Works is around $40. Nascimento plans to also offer students who attend the next workshop a reward or incentive for those who then visit his shop located in Turlock at 311 E. Main St.
For more information about future workshops visit www.csustan.edu/src.

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