April 17, 2014
Join the Bike Lexington Commuter Challenge
May is National Bike Month, and the UK Bicycle Advisory Committee is encouraging the campus community to participate in the annual Bike Lexington calendar of events.
The fifth annual Commuter Challenge is one of the Lexington Bike Month events. Businesses and organizations of all sizes will compete to see who can log the most bicycle commuting among their employees during the month of May. All UK units are invited 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 prize.
Each work and errand-related trip you make by bicycle counts as a trip in the Bike Lexington Commuter Challenge; in other words, only trips that would normally would be made in a car will count. The competition runs Thursday, May 1 through Thursday, May 29.
Registration for New Wildcat Wheels Fleet Now Open
Registration for Big Blue Cycles – the new Wildcat Wheels Bicycle Library fleet – is now open. The fleet of 100 bicycles is available to students living in campus housing who sign a commitment not to bring a car to Lexington. Eligible students may register at www.sustainability.uky.edu/bbcsignup.
The Big Blue Cycles bicycles will be 8-speed commuter bicycles equipped with fenders, a rear rack and a bell. Participating students will be guaranteed the bicycle for the entire academic year. The addition of the new bicycles was made possible by a funding partnership between the Student Sustainability Council and Parking and Transportation Services. All participants will also receive a bicycle helmet, thanks to the UK HealthCare Level I Trauma Program, and a lock, thanks to Student Government.
To learn more about Big Blue Cycles, visit www.sustainability.uky.edu/bigbluecycles. To learn more about Wildcat Wheels, please visit www.wildcatwheels.org. To learn more about bicycling on campus, visit www.uky.edu/pts/alternative-transportation_bicycle-information.
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