RCE Tantramar engaged in preliminary discussions today with the Mount Allison Students’ Union (MASU) about their recently launched bike co-op. The topic for the discussion: partnering the RCE with MASU to increase the co-op’s profile in the Sackville area.

MASU plans to expand its bike co-op from the five bicycles it expects to receive through a generous donation from Renaissance Sackville up to a dozen bicycles by next summer. This would allow them to service the Town of Sackville, with renting stations planned at the town’s Visitor Centre and new state-of-the-art Town Hall on Main Street. The Union is currently building a shed to house their new additions.

The partnership with the RCE would provide a bicycle to RCE staff members for us to use. In exchange, the RCE has offered to look into providing information license plates on each of the co-op’s bicycles.

We expect to get our bikes in the next week or so. Once we do, we’ll be sure to share the exciting news!

NB: More information on the bike co-op and its origins can be found in this article by Rachel Gardner (The Argosy, September 2011)


Mount Allison Students’ Union VP Campus Life
Nikki Bhatia

Mount Allison Students’ Union Bike Co-op Coordinator
Jess Palmer

Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development

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