April 6-11, 2014
Presented by the UK Bicycle Advisory Committee
Part of Earth Days in the Bluegrass
All Week - Twitter Bike Photo Contest
UK Parking and Transportation Services will be hosting a Twitter photo competition, all week long. It’s easy for students to participate! Just snap a selfie of you and your bike at a campus bike rack or DIY fix-it station and tweet it with the hashtag #ibikeuky. You could possibly win a set of bike lights in the process. Not sure where these are located? Check out the campus bicycle facilities map (PDF). To be eligible for prizes, you must be a UK student and follow @UKParking and @SustainableUKY on Twitter.
Sunday, April 6, 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Ride the Legacy
The Legacy Trail opened in 2010 and has quickly become one of Lexington's crown jewels. The trail is a little more than 8 miles long and is dedicated to bikers, runners, walkers and skaters. The ride will begin and end at the Coldstream Research Park trailhead. Participants have the option of meeting at Wildcat Wheels Bicycle Library at 12:30 p.m. if they require transportation for themselves and their bike to the Legacy Trail, or meeting the group at the Coldstream trailhead at 1:00 p.m. Various ride distances will be available. Riders who need transportation to the Legacy Trail must RSVP through the Facebook event page or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday, April 4 at 3 p.m.
Tuesday, April 8, 6 p.m., Earth Days in the Bluegrass and the Late Night Film Series Present: Gasland Part II, A Bike-In Movie
Davis Marksbury Building Theater
You don't have to ride your bike, 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. In this explosive follow-up to his Oscar®-nominated film GASLAND, filmmaker Josh Fox uses his trademark dark humor to take a deeper, broader look at the dangers of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, the controversial method of extracting natural gas and oil now occurring on a global level in 32 countries worldwide. Sign up with Facebook, or contact Caroline Engle at email@example.com to RSVP or for more information.
Wednesday, April 9, 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 seven 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!
Wednesday, April 9, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Spring (Bike) Fever Twitter Chat
Spring cleaning isn’t just for your closets! Find out why your bike needs a spring cleaning, too, and get answers on bicycle commuting and campus bike resources. Participate in this hour-long Twitter chat. Just follow @UKParking or use hashtag #ukybikes. Experts will include Victor Smith, WWBL Manager, and Stuart Kearns, PTS Associate Director for Transportation.
Thursday, April 10, All Day - Second Annual Bike to Campus Day
Show your support for the second annual Bike to Campus Day by using our Bike to Campus avatar (shown above) as your profile pic on Twitter, Facebook and other social media outlets! Help spread the word about your choice to use two wheels as a mode of transportation to, around and through campus.
Thursday, April 10, 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Bike-Through Resource Fair
Wildcat Alumni Plaza (across from Memorial Coliseum-Rain location: Student Center Patio)
Students are encouraged to kick off Bike to Campus Day right by stopping by on their morning commutes for Kentucky Proud breakfast food, 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.
Thursday, April 10, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Mountain Biking for Beginners Clinic
Alumni Drive Club Sports Fields
Curious about mountain biking? Come check out this demonstration and clinic to get a handle on the basics. Bring your own bike, or use one provided by Wildcat Wheels Bicycle Library (limited supply available). Attendees should RSVP through the Facebook event page or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, April 11, 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 free Earth Days in the Bluegrass T–shirt! Lots of car-free resources are available from UK PTS and UK Wildcat Wheels.