By the Sustainability Office.
New and seasoned bikers unite! Join the festivities at the inaugural U Bike Week to celebrate biking on campus.
U Bike Week, Sept. 11-15, will feature a variety of fun events to acquaint students, faculty and staff with all things bicycle. The events will build a network of riders interested in making campus more bike-friendly, promote and encourage safe riding and share information and resources. Each event also offers the chance to be entered into a drawing for a new TREK bike.
“U Bike Week is student-focused, ensuring our campus residents have the opportunity to connect with other riders, celebrate and learn more about what is happening to support bicycling,” said Ginger Cannon, the U’s active transportation manager. “We hope the biking community will take full advantage of these events and learn more about campus resources, like the new Campus Bike Shop, that are available to them.”
SPIN, a station-less bike share program, will take a trial run during U Bike Week. If you have a university e-mail address, download the SPIN app and take a bike for a whirl. All rides this week are free, and riders will be entered to win giveaways and receive discounts on PEAK Health and Fitness classes. Here’s how you SPIN.
Ride over to any or all of the following events this week:
Social Roll to Squatters
Tuesday, Sept. 12 | 4 p.m.
Meet at Presidents Circle and 200 South
Join campus riders on the Social Roll — a group ride from the university to downtown Salt Lake City on the University to Downtown Bikeway. The group will depart from Presidents Circle and 200 South at approximately 4 p.m. and conclude the ride with free food and networking at Squatters. All riders must have helmets, and daytime running lights are strongly recommended.
Bike to Movie Night
Wednesday, Sept. 13 | 7 p.m.
Pioneer Garden, east of Pioneer Memorial Theatre
Bike over to the Pioneer Garden for a free movie under the stars, co-sponsored by Environmental and Sustainability Studies, the Sustainability Office and the Campus Bike Shop. Light bike repair, swag and refreshments will be available for movie-goers. Bring your own blanket or low-back chair. Movie starts at dusk.
Bike to the U Breakfast
Thursday, Sept. 14 | 8:30 a.m.
Campus Store, outdoor patio
Hungry after your morning commute? Ride your bike to the Campus Store and enjoy a free breakfast (for bikers only, while supplies last) from 8:30-10 a.m. Leave your ride with the bike valet, visit vendor booths and enter to win a new TREK bike.
Velo Farmers Market
Thursday, Sept. 14 | 10 a.m.
Tanner Plaza, west of the Student Union
Roll over to the Velo Farmer’s Market and receive a free U-Lock when you register your bike with university police. Enter to win a new bike or buy a refurbished beauty from the Bicycle Collective. Free bike goodies and resources for riders.