MACycle is now open for the spring season
March 12, 2018 at 12:00 pm
As of March 1, MSU MACycle is now open for the season. The spring hours are Wednesday from 1:30pm - 7:30pm, Thursday from 1:30pm - 7:30pm, and Friday from 2:30pm - 5:30pm. MACycle is a do-it-yourself bike repair shop located on campus that aims to equip students with the tools, parts and technical assistance required in order to get their bicycles in riding condition again.
This year with regard to bike safety, MACycle is looking to include more of an advocacy focus. This will include promoting the bike-related requirements and restrictions outlined in the Ontario Bylaw, including lights, proper signalling, and rules surrounding passing distance. Moreover, the service wants to continue promoting their service offerings and resources to ensure students are aware of the low-cost repairs and solutions MACycle provides.
The MACycle Director, David Zaslavsky, wants to ensure student cyclists are aware of the Ministry of Transportation’s laws and how to ride safely, so fines and accidents can be avoided.
“Many cyclists aren’t aware of how laws relating to cyclists change over time - for example, the fines for improper light, reflector and reflective tape increased in 2017,” said Zaslavsky. “In addition, I want to increase awareness of the types of services we offer, so students are more likely to address bicycle related repairs, and commute more safely as a result.”
For those inserted in volunteering for MACycle, the service is always accepting volunteer applications, which can be accessed here. The deadline to apply to be an executive member of the service is Tuesday, March 13 at 11:59pm. General volunteer, Promotions Coordinator and Events Coordinator positions do not require previous experience with MACycle - everyone is welcome to apply at msumcmaster.ca/jobs.
For more information, please contact:
MSU MACycle Director
905.525.9140 ext. 26629