April 13-17, 2015
Presented by the UK Bicycle Advisory Committee
Part of Earth Days in the Bluegrass
Monday, April 13 - Thursday, April 30 - "Why I Ride" Video Contest
Tell us why you ride in a short video and you could win an iPad Mini! Open to UK students, faculty and staff only. Get details at the Why I Ride page.
Monday, April 13, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Get Your DIY On! Fix-It Station Demonstrations
DIY Stations at the College of Nursing, on Patterson Drive and at W.T. Young Library
While you may know that the University of Kentucky has six do-it-yourself bicycle repair stations on campus, do you know how to use them? Wildcat Wheels Bicycle Library staff will join members of the UK Bicycle Advisory Committee in breaking down how to use these resources should you ever be in need of a quick fix!
Tuesday, April 14, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Tour de Downtown Art
Downtown Lexington; departs from Alumni Plaza
Get a unique perspective on some of downtown Lexington's murals on this group ride. The ride will be led by instructors certified by the League of American Bicyclists and the tour will be guided by Georgia Henkel, an accomplished artist very familiar with the works on the tour.The tour is expected to cover 3-5 miles at a very leisurely pace. Please sign up to attend this free tour via the Facebook event page. Postponed until April 21.
Wednesday, April 15, 8:00 p.m. - Bike-In Movie: The Bicycle Thieves
Student Center Addition Patio
You don't have to ride your bike to this outdoor movie, but we will have special prizes for those students who do! Students who arrive by bike will receive a free set of LED bike lights, while supplies last. Come watch this critically-acclaimed 1948 Italian film (with English subtitles) about a man who needs a job, a bicycle to do it, and his subsequent search for his stolen bicycle. The Bicycle Thieves was released in the United States in 1949, and received an Academy Honorary Award the same year, an achievement reserved for those motion pictures that are not covered by existing Academy Awards; in conferring the award, the Academy Board of Governors voted The Bicycle Thieves as the most outstanding foreign language film released in the United States during 1949.
Thursday, April 16, All Day - 3rd Annual Bike to Campus Day
Everywhere on Campus on Two Wheels
Show your support for the 3rd Annual Bike to Campus Day by using our Bike to Campus avatar as your profile pic on Twitter, Facebook and other social media outlets! Help spread the word about your choice to use bicycling as your primary mode of transportation.
Thursday, April 16, 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. - Bike-In Breakfast
Bike racks at Patterson Drive, Funkhouser Drive and College of Nursing
Event cancelled due to rain.
Students are encouraged to kick off Bike to Campus Day right by stopping by on their morning commutes for bicycle-powered smoothies (Patterson Drive location only), coffee and donuts. While you're there, get information on campus and Lexington bike resources and free swag. Bikes not required – all members of the campus community are welcome to come learn more about wheeling around campus.
Friday, April 17, All Day – Car-Free Day
Take the car–free pledge and liberate yourself from the combustion engine for a day of fresh air and exercise so you can spend your gas money on something fun! Pledge on the UK Sustainability Facebook page for a chance to win a bike-related prize. Lots of car-free resources are available on our alternative transportation page.