August 20, 2013
Join PTS for K Week at PTS 101 and Pedalpalooza
New to campus? Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) is helping students get acquainted with navigating the University of Kentucky by bike, bus and car through several K Week offerings.
On Sunday, August 25, join PTS and the Bicycle Advisory Committee for Pedalpalooza from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Student Center parking lot for the chance to win a bike. Watch as BMX stunt riders from the Dialed Action Sports Team demonstrate their riding skills. Students attending this event can pick up free gear designed to improve the comfort and safety of their bicycling experience, such as bicycle seat covers, lights and water bottles. Attendees may participate in skills challenges, giving them the chance to develop their bicycle knowledge and expertise in tasks like properly locking a bicycle and loading a bike on a bus. Students with current WildCard IDs who complete at least three of the five skills challenges will be entered to win a commuter bike prize package, which includes a bike, helmet, lock and lights.
PTS is also offering informational sessions on getting around campus during K Week 2013. “UK Parking and Transportation 101” will be held on Saturday, August 24 at 2 p.m., 231 Student Center, and on Monday, August 26 at 4 p.m., 228 Student Center. A PTS representative will discuss topics such as parking basics, campus buses, alternative transportation and more. Attendees will also have an opportunity to get answers to their questions. If you can’t attend either presentation, visit our New Student Page for a refresher before classes start.
Coordinated by the Office of New Student & Parent Programs in the Division of Student Affairs, K Week is UK's fall welcome week for freshmen. For more information about K Week, visit the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/KWeekatUK, follow K Week on Twitter at twitter.com/K_Week and check out the YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/KWeekatUK.
UK Parking and Transportation Services is on Twitter! To follow news on parking and transportation issues on campus, including bikes, go to http://twitter.com/UKParking.