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May is Bike Everywhere Month

Monday, April 15, 2019

Welcome to Bike Everywhere Month at the University of Washington. Whether you are a seasoned cyclist or haven’t been on a bicycle in years, this is the time to come together and celebrate biking.

Register for the Bike Everywhere Challenge

Make new friends, log those miles and win some prizes. All you need is a bike and a helmet!

Register for
the Challenge

Don’t have a team to join?

Consider starting a departmental biking group for Bike Everywhere Month. Our departmental partners receive support and special recognition during the month long challenge. Contact us at ucommute@uw.edu or take a look at the Departmental Resources below to learn more.

Get a Bike Buddy

First time biking or participating in the challenge? Get matched with a seasoned cyclist and fellow Husky who loves to pedal to campus and lives near you. They can show you the best way to bike to campus, as well as share bike commuting tips and tricks.

Get matched up
with a Bike Buddy

Events

Trailside Afternoons

Every Monday in May 
4 – 6 p.m., Lower Rainier Vista

Celebrate Bike Everywhere Month with Transportation Services and ASUW Bike Shop with a mini-trailside party every Monday in May. Grab some sweet UW swag and a snack, get your bike assessed by ASUW Bike Shop Mobile mechanics, register your bike with UWPD and meet your fellow bike commuters on your way home from work and class. Hop off the Burke-Gilman Trail at Rainier Vista and join us.

No Trailside Afternoon on May 27 because of the UW holiday.

UW Bike Everywhere Day Celebration Station

Friday, May 17
7 – 9:30 a.m., Lower Rainier Vista

Transportation Services, UWPD, U District Let’s Go and more will host the biggest bike party of the month on Rainier Vista off the Burke-Gilman trail. Join our celebration station for extra swag, goodies, and all around fun.

Workshops and Classes

ASUW Bike Shop Clinics

Session 1: Tuesdays, 9 – 10:30 a.m. (May 7, 14, 21, 28)
Session 2: Tuesdays, 5:30 –
7 p.m. (May 7, 14, 21, 28)
Session 3: Wednesdays, 5:30 – 7 p.m. (May 8, 15, 22, 29) 
HUB 103

ASUW Bike Shop is holding a four class series on introductory bike maintenance! Classes will be taught by mechanics from the bike shop, and the whole series is $15 per participant. The topics will range from general bike care to specifics, like brake and shifting adjustments, to hub adjustments and wheel truing!

Classes take place in the Bike Shop, HUB 103. Payment must be made in advance at the Bike Shop. There is limited space, so if you have any questions or want to make reservations, email asuwbike@uw.edu!

Bike Mechanics 101

Thursday, May 9
12 – 1 p.m., HUB 307

Learn the basics of bike mechanics, like how to fix a flat tire, with Transportation Services and instructor Shannon Leigh!

Family Bike Riding Class

Monday, May 13
3 – 4 p.m., HUB 238

Learn the basics of family bike riding including types of setups available, basic gear, what to do when it rains, basic route planning, and how to create a backup plan for emergencies and meltdowns. Instructor: Lindsey Bartley from Family Bike Seattle.

Intro to Bike Commuting

Monday, May 20
12 – 1 p.m., HUB 307

Come learn from a certified Cascade Bicycle Club instructor about the basics of bike commuting. We will cover topics such as how to ride comfortably and safely, planning your bike route, bike gear and more. Great class for beginners.

Note: Check back often as we’ll be updating the calendar of workshops and classes happening during Bike Everywhere Month!

Departmental Resources

Participating in Bike Everywhere Month as one of our departmental partners? We’re happy to have you! Find helpful resources and tools to encourage participation within your departments below.

Still Have Questions?

Email us at ucommute@uw.edu with the subject line “Bike Everywhere Month”.

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