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Old 12-21-16, 12:49 PM
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May I show off my work's bike parking?

My company built a brand new complex in downtown Minneapolis and we ended up with some awesome bike parking. We have a separate entrance which leads to dedicated bike storage, there's a bike washing station (not pictured), as well as free air, tools, and a vending machine that sells tubes/water bottles/etc. Then of course a full locker room with showers and lockers. Anyways, I hope you guys don't mind me showing off, I figured it might be of interest to the forum.







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Old 12-21-16, 12:54 PM
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that looks fantastic. i'm jealous.


i have indoor bike parking at work, but it's a just a random, never-used storage room down in the basement that my office manager said is cool for me to stash my bike in (because it's never used).

i'd love to have a bike washing station, air/repair stand/tools, and a proper locker room with showers (i currently have to sink shower in the regular office bathroom).
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Old 12-21-16, 01:23 PM
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Old 12-21-16, 01:44 PM
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are they hiring?
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Old 12-21-16, 01:47 PM
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I would be jealous, but I realize that you're in Minneapolis. Minnesota. So, there's that...


I dig the idea of a washing station, though. Why not combine the showers and the washing station? Everyone just gets naked with their bikes and things...um, clean up real nicely.
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Old 12-21-16, 03:03 PM
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The weather scares me, really wish we had these features at my current job. It's always nice when getting more people commuting by bike is a priority.
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Old 12-21-16, 03:32 PM
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While everybody needs security, it's those of us in wintry climates that really benefit from facilities like this.
Color me jealous.
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Old 12-21-16, 04:07 PM
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My wife's place has one of those work stands with tools chained to it. It is outdoors though.
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Old 12-21-16, 04:08 PM
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are they hiring?
Yeah, what he said!!
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Old 12-21-16, 04:22 PM
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Wow, that's impressive. I work for a small company (less than 30 employees), and I'm the only bike commuter, so not much incentive here for such dedicated bike infrastructure. Then again, I park my bikes (I have 3 of them here!) in my office, within eye-shot, and I'm known to tinker with them on breaks and lunch. Being management has its privileges, haha.
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Old 12-21-16, 04:38 PM
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Great way to encourage bike commuting, there. Nice facility. Integral mud room and bike storage. I like it.
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Old 12-21-16, 05:27 PM
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That is a sweet setup!! Is the room heated? I didn't see the bike wash in the pictures unless I am missing it? Also, how are they dealing with water runoff from winter commuters? Like the slush and crud that builds up on the bottom bracket area.
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Old 12-21-16, 05:28 PM
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So what do they Make there? besides Money,,
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Old 12-21-16, 05:59 PM
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Cool!
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Originally Posted by TenSpeedV2 View Post
Also, how are they dealing with water runoff from winter commuters? Like the slush and crud that builds up on the bottom bracket area.
It's Minnesootah; they consider that a custom floor covering and/or skin treatment. I mean, look at how many of those bikes have no fenders in December. They must love their road sludge showers.
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Old 12-21-16, 06:55 PM
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I was wondering about the sludge. I guess that's what the bike washing station is all about. But they probably need non-slip floors. and possibly drip pans. I'm really jealous, Penn State just doubled down on their anti bike policy
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Old 12-21-16, 10:09 PM
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I'm interested to learn the back story to this facility. How was it planned, what is the company business and culture, what was the discussion? Please show and tell.....
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Old 12-22-16, 02:37 AM
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I like it!!!!

Is there some kind of assist to get the bikes onto the hanging racks?

Originally Posted by johnnyace View Post
Wow, that's impressive. I work for a small company (less than 30 employees), and I'm the only bike commuter, so not much incentive here for such dedicated bike infrastructure. Then again, I park my bikes (I have 3 of them here!) in my office, within eye-shot, and I'm known to tinker with them on breaks and lunch. Being management has its privileges, haha.
About the same with my last job. I was the only one at least in the office that regularly rode a bike. I would normally just leave it outside, unless it rained (which was frequent).

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Love it!
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Incredible! My employer considered installing an indoor bike room when we moved to a new building downtown about 5 years ago, but the bean counters won out and we got outdoor bike racks. I'm not complaining, however, because the racks are shielded from sight with a security camera and we got a decent shower/locker room on the first floor.

My daughter recently moved into a new apartment building about two blocks from my office and it has a bike storage room very similar to the OP's. Very nice perk and hopefully a trend. I bought her a nice used bike hoping she would pick up cycling but she hasn't used it much yet.

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Very nice and it must be good to work for an organization that can be this progressive.
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May I show off my work's bikeparking?
Originally Posted by epdarks View Post
We have a separate entrance which leads to dedicated bike storage, there's a bike washing station (not pictured), as well as free air, tools, and a vending machine that sellstubes/water bottles/etc. Then of course a full locker room with showers andlockers. Anyways, I hope you guys don't mind me showing off, I figured it might be of interest to the forum.
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Very nice and it must be good to work for an organization that can be this progressive.
+1 dittoes to the above replies. My organization might not ncessarily be progreessive, but is permissive to me. FYA,
I also recently posted a picture of my bike storage facility, as the only cycle commuter in the organization, and wrote about it.
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… Humbly ,if Bike Forums ever had a Best Commute Award, I would be a frontrunner.
Originally Posted by Jim from Boston View Post
…an ideal destination for a cycle commuter. I bring the bike inside near my office [through a back door directly from the outside], and have a place to hang my cycling clothes and a table fan to dry them off. For the most part I wear surgical scrubs all day so I don't necessarily have to clean up on arrival (I shower at home before the ride). I do have shower facilities though, as well as a coffee shop and cafeteria on site.

Finally, almost all my personal service needs like barber shop, dentist,dry-cleaner/tailor, supermarket and drugstore, and good take-out restaurants are all within walking distance [of work], or a short hop on the bike; bike shop two blocks away.
Not to brag, but to illustrate the possibilities.
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well done sir! nice setup!
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Old 12-22-16, 08:26 AM
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You obviously work for a wonderfully progressive company that puts the environment and employees ahead. Where I work they pay lip service to both of those objectives but in reality do butkus.

Congratulations to you and your employer!
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Originally Posted by unterhausen View Post
I'm really jealous, Penn State just doubled down on their anti bike policy
How so?
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Old 12-22-16, 09:06 AM
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looks like lots of rules, and maybe they enforce them?
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