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University of Kentucky Parking and Transportation Services: Bike E-newsletter
April 25, 2013

Join the Bike Lexington Commuter Challenge

May is National Bike Month, and UK is encouraging our community to participate in the annual Bike Lexington calendar of events.

Once again this year, the Commuter Challenge is one of the Lexington Bike Month events. Businesses and organizations of all sizes will compete to see who can encourage the most bicycle commuting among their employees during the month of May. The University encourages all UK units to participate, and to form teams based on their departments. The winning business in each size category will receive a write-up in the July issue of Business Lexington. Prizes will be randomly awarded to the participating employees of the winning businesses, and the individual with the most trips during the Challenge will receive the Golden Cranks award and a $100 gift certificate.

Each work and errand-related trip you make by bicycle counts as a trip in the Bike Lexington Commuter Challenge. Fitness and recreation rides do not count. Competition runs May 1 through May 31.

Reminder: Take Your Bike Home for Summer

PTS would like to remind students and employees who are leaving campus for the summer to take their bicycles with them. Abandoned bikes are subject to impoundment, even if they are parked in a legal bicycle space. If a bicycle is impounded, the owner will have 90 days to claim it at PTS and pay all citation and impoundment fees. Bicycles unclaimed after 90 days will be disposed of in accordance with University Regulations.

PTS identifies abandoned bicycles with tags before impounding them, and will wait a minimum of five days before removing bicycles that have been tagged. If a student or employee who is on campus during the summer months discovers a tag on their bicycle, simply removing it will notify PTS staff that the bicycle is actively being used.

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