Bicycle E-Newsletter - May 1, 2015

University of Kentucky Parking and Transportation Services: Bike E-newsletter
May 1, 2015

Bike Donation Station Offers Opportunity to Repurpose Unwanted Bikes

Are you moving out and no longer have a need for your bicycle? Instead of just leaving it behind, donate it! The University of Kentucky encourages students and employees to donate their unwanted bicycles instead of leaving them at racks on campus. Doing so helps expedite the abandoned bike process and frees up space on campus bike racks. Bikes donated through this process will go to a foster care program, become part of the Wildcat Wheels program or go to UK Surplus, depending on their condition.

Fill out the Bicycle Donation Waiver (PDF) and bring your bike to the Bike Donation Station at Wildcat Wheels Bicycle Library, in the basement of Blazer Hall, during the following windows:

  • Monday, May 4      5 p.m. -- 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 5     1 p.m. -- 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 6    5 p.m. -- 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 7     1 p.m. -- 4 p.m.

If you choose not to participate in the Bike Donation Station and are leaving campus for the summer break, remember to take your bicycle with you. Abandoned bicycles 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.

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 sixth annual Commuter Challenge is one of the Lexington Bike Month events. Individuals will compete to see who can log the most bicycle commuting “trips” and miles throughout the month. All UK students and employees are invited to participate. Prizes will be awarded to the top three individuals in both the trip and mileage categories.

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 Friday, May 1 through Thursday, May 28.

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