Viking Cycle Works Grand Opening
Noted cyclist and travel writer Willie Weir was among those on
hand for the grand opening of Berry’s newest Student-Operated Campus
Enterprise, the Viking Cycle Works.
Weir, a columnist for Adventure Cyclist magazine and
frequent contributor to public radio station KUOW in Seattle, took
part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new on-campus cycle shop
and also delivered an hour-long presentation in the Evans Auditorium
that focused on his adventures cycling around the world.
Weir’s enthusiasm for cycling set the perfect tone for the launch
of Viking Cycle Works, located in a red brick building adjacent to
the Audrey B. Morgan and Deerfield residence halls. The shop is
within easy walking distance of the popular Viking Trail, a
three-mile concrete route connecting Berry’s main and mountain
Led by sophomore Casey Retterer, a staff of eight student workers
offers a wide variety of bicycle repair services for fellow students,
faculty, staff and alumni. Aaron Jermundson, director of multimedia
services, and Dennis Goshorn, director of housing, are the staff
Hours for the new enterprise are 1-6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and
Friday through April 30. An abbreviated schedule will be followed
during the summer months. No services are available to the general
public at this time.
Student-Operated Campus Enterprises is an award-winning initiative
launched in late 2008 to complement Berry’s premier on-campus work experience program.
It provides students with the opportunity to gain real-world
business and leadership experience while working together to market
on-campus goods or services. Eleven pilot enterprises have been
launched to date.
Story courtesy of Berry College