BIKERS, UNITE!

By the Sustainability Office

Jump on your bicycle and ride to work, to class, or to one of the week’s many events. Every ride improves your health, our air quality and driver awareness of cyclists on our roads and campus pathways.

Ride to live, live to ride!

Check out highlights of U Bike Week events below. Participate in any event and be entered to win a new bike from Bingham Cyclery, as well as other great prizes. Snap a pic of yourself biking on campus, tag it #UUBikeWalk, and you’ll be in the running for a best bike selfie prize. People who bike receive discounts all week by showing your helmet at UMFA Café and Coffee Lab.

Full and updated event information is available here.

OPENING SOCIAL ROLL
Monday, Sept. 10, 2018 | 4-7 p.m.
Presidents Circle to Downtown Squatters

Join campus riders on the Opening Social Roll: A group ride from the U to downtown Salt Lake City on the University to Downtown bikeway. The group will depart from Presidents Circle and 200 South just after 4 p.m. and conclude the ride with free food and networking at Squatters. Bike valet is provided at Squatters. All riders must have helmets, and daytime running lights are strongly recommended.

RSVP required as space is limited.

BIKE THE BST 
Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 | 5-7 p.m.
Outdoor Recreation, Student Life Center

Join Outdoor Adventures as we explore the Bonneville Shoreline Trail. It’s right in our backyard. The flowing trails and beautiful scenery make this one of Salt Lake City’s classic rides. Please bring closed-toe shoes and a water bottle. Bikes are available on a first come-first serve basis, so pre-registration is required.

GEM SERIES: RIDE, WRENCH, REPEAT: WOMEN/TRANS/FEMME BIKE REPAIR NIGHT
Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018 | 5:30-7 p.m.
Presidents Circle 

Learn bike repair skills to help you feel safe and more confident to deal with whatever happens during your ride. Mechanics will teach you how to take care of your own bike using the ABC’s of bike maintenance. If there is time afterward, we’ll take a group ride around the campus so bring your bike and helmet. Food and beverages provided.

BIKE TO THE U BREAKFAST
Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 | 7-9 a.m.
North Plaza, Campus Store

Hungry after your morning commute? Ride your bike to the Campus Bookstore and enjoy a free pancake breakfast from Kodiak Cakes (for people riding bicycles only, while supplies last). Leave your ride with the bike valet, visit vendor booths and enter to win a new bike.

VELO FARMERS MARKET
Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Tanner Plaza

Roll over to the Velo Farmers Market on Tanner Plaza and receive a free U-Lock when you register your bike with University Police. Enter to win a new bike or buy your own from the Bicycle Collective. Free resources and bike goodies from participating vendors.

ALL STRIPES BIKE RACE
Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 | 6-8 p.m.
Marriott Library Plaza and surrounding pathways

The Utah Cycling Team, PROBAR, and TRAILS program invite you to cheer on adaptive riders, including hand cyclists, in a race alongside riders on stand-up bikes. We are going to break some PRs! All spectators are invited to a post-race awards ceremony on the Union lawn.

CLOSING SOCIAL ROLL
Friday, Sept. 14, 2018 | 4-7 p.m.
Presidents Circle to Downtown Squatters

Help us close out the week with a celebratory social roll: A group ride from the U to downtown Salt Lake City on the University to Downtown bikeway. The group will depart from Presidents Circle and 200 South just after 4 p.m. and conclude the ride with free food and networking at Squatters. Bike valet is provided at Squatters. All riders must have helmets, and daytime running lights are strongly recommended.

RSVP required as space is limited.