April 4, 2014
Bike Week 2014 Pedals onto Campus April 6-11
April showers bring bicycles for many University of Kentucky students and employees. Next week, UK – a Bicycle Friendly University - will celebrate two wheels as a form of transportation, and educate the campus community about navigating campus by bike. As part of the popular annual Earth Days in the Bluegrass event, Parking and Transportation Services and the Bicycle Advisory Committee are presenting the second annual Bike Week, to be held April 6-11. All events are free.
Daily events are planned to highlight bicycling at UK. The week is designed to alert the UK community to the variety of resources available to those choosing to bike on campus and to offer opportunities for students and employees to become engaged in Lexington bicycle culture.
Thursday, April 10 is designated as Bike to Campus Day. Help spread the word about your choice to use two wheels as a mode of transportation to, around and through campus by using the Bike to Campus avatar (shown at right) as your profile photo on Twitter, Facebook and other social media outlets!
Highlights of the week include:
- Bike Week will get off to a rolling start on Sunday, April 6, with a group ride on the Legacy Trail. The ride begins at 1 p.m. at the Coldstream Research Park trailhead, and participants will have their choice of distances, with transportation available from campus for those who need it. Preregistration is required.
- Wednesday, April 9, 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 www.twitter.com/UKParking or use hashtag #ukybikes. Experts will include Victor Smith, WWBL Manager, and Stuart Kearns, PTS Associate Director for Transportation. The chat will take place from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m.
- Thursday, April 10, Bike-Through Resource Fair: 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. The event will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Wildcat Alumni Plaza.
- Thursday, April 10: Mountain Biking for Beginners Clinic: Learn about mountain biking basics through this demonstration and clinic. Bring your own bike, or use one provided by WWBL (limited supply available). The event will be at the Alumni Drive Club Sports Field from 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Preregistration is required.
For more information and for a complete schedule of events, visit www.uky.edu/pts/BAC/bike_week. To learn more about bicycling on campus, visit www.uky.edu/pts/alternative-transportation_bicycle-information.
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.