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Bike week at the U

Let’s RIDE!

Hop on your bike and receive discounts, giveaways, and free resources to support you!

We want EVERY person who is able to ride bikes – to work, to class, to meet up with family and friends. With every ride, you improve your physical and mental health, help clear our air, and raise awareness of people biking on our roads and pathways.

All week

  • 20% discount when you SHOW YOUR HELMET at all Two Creeks coffee shops and the UMFA café.
  • Give us your used bike parts! Donation boxes located at the Sustainability Office, Marriot Library West Entrance, Campus Bike Shop, and at all Bike Week events. We accept pedals, cranks, grips, bars, seats, etc., and all parts go to the Campus Bike Shop for reuse.

Events

Volunteer for bike research
Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022 1st shift: 9-11 am or 2nd shift: 3-5 pm
Location: Meet at Sustainability Office (BUC, building 75, basement level) before shift start
Help us count every parked bike on campus! For more information email Justin Delgado.

Scavenger hunt
Wednesday, Sept. 21, 12:30-1:45 p.m.
Location: Marriott Library, East Pavilion
Join riders of all levels in an epic scavenger hunt, hosted in collaboration with Student Org Point B. This is your opportunity to explore the University’s unique campus with friends and strangers alike. You don’t have to be the fastest, just answer all the clues and you may win a prize. Think you already know every nook and cranny? Challenge accepted!

NightOwl roll
Thursday, Sept. 22, 8:30 p.m.
Location: Meet at the Campus Bike Shop
Ride with us along the best route to the start of the 9/9/9 ride! We’ll have all sort of things to add some bling to your bike for nighttime riding fun. It is highly recommended for safety reasons that you bring a helmet, lights, and wear visible gear. If you are missing any gear but would still like to participate, please reach out to Taylor Maquire with questions or loaner requests.

Biker’s Breakfast
Thursday, Sept. 22, 7:30-10 a.m.
Location: Campus Store – North Plaza
Biking on campus? Come by and grab some free breakfast (gluten free and vegan options available)! There will be a supervised valet area you can park your bike while eating and visiting resource tables.
UUPD will be there to give you a free U-lock when you register your bike. YOU MUST BRING YOUR BIKE AND UNIVERSITY ID CARD to register.

Range 2 River Relay
Saturday, Sept. 24, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Location: Gadsby Trailhead, 1223 West North Temple, SLC, UT 84116
Bike, boat, & run from the Wasatch Range to the Jordan River! This fun team relay race is sponsored by Seven Canyons Trust.  Register here.

Beginning smart cycling course
Friday, Sept. 30, 2– 4 p.m.
Location: Marriott Library, East Plaza
FREE for any employee and student! 25 spots available, must pre-register with UNID here.
Join us and learn how to safely ride your bike around town! This course includes in-class and on-bike instruction, and food! Participants will learn: Traffic Laws –- Roadway and lane positioning – Road hazards & the 5 layers of safety – Bike safety quick check
***Participants must bring their own bike and helmet***

Outdoor Adventures: Beginner Desert Bike Packing Trip
Friday, Sept. 30 – Sunday, Oct. 2
Location: San Raphael Swell Desert, Register here, limited spots available.
Bike through the beautiful southern Utah desert of the San Rafael Swell and escape the city scene with Outdoor Adventures over this weekend! Mandatory pre-trip meeting on Monday, September 26th, 5:00 pm at Outdoor Adventures.
*** Participants must bring their own Mountain bike and helmet ***