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Utah State University Celebrates National Bike Month

Wednesday, May. 02, 2018


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Utah State University Aggie Blue Bikes and sustainability programs are celebrating National Bike Month in collaboration with Trails Cache, Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee and Bear River Health, along with local businesses and bicycle advocates. Organizers, Sustainability Coordinator Alexi Lamm and Aggie Blue Bikes Coordinator Meg McCarthy say USU faculty, staff and students are invited to participate in four ways.

National Bike Challenge
May 1-31
Twelve teams have already formed at Utah State to compete in the National Bike Challenge. Teams of eight riders log miles riding a bicycle during the month of May anytime, anywhere, and for any reason. Every ride is an entry for prize drawings at the national level. Teams also compete to win. Everyone is eligible to join on nationalbikechallenge.org.

 

Bike to Work (and School!) Week 
May 14 – 19
Each day of Bike to Work (and School!) Week, commuter stations hosted by partnering businesses will be setup across Logan offering breakfast and afternoon treats to people who bicycle to work or school. USU Aggie Blue Bikes and Dining Services will be serving breakfast snacks Monday through Friday at Aggie Blue Bikes. Aggie Blue Bikes mechanics will be offering free bicycle check-ups at Cache Valley Transit District each morning. The week’s festivities will close with a ride with Logan City Mayor Holly Daines and a free concert by Earthestra at Stoke’s Nature Center. 

Volunteer Call for the National Bicycle & Pedestrian Documentation Project 
May 21 – 25 
Without an accurate evaluation of usage, it can be difficult to select where to spend limited public funds on active transportation improvements. Help Cache County’s efforts by volunteering to count bicycles and pedestrians during peak morning or afternoon hours. As we repeat this project each year, coupled with a handful of electronic trail counters running around the clock in key hotspots, Cache County will develop the data that will support great active transportation improvements. 

Free Bicycle Commuting Classes 
May 29 and 31 
Aggie Blue Bikes, Trails Cache, and Bear River Health are working together to help commuters learn how to safely and confidently. Free bicycling commuting classes will be offered in a two-part format, the first class formatted for true beginners, and the second for those who may have ridden bicycles before, but are new to the concept of riding a bicycle with road traffic. These classes will be 5:30 -7:30 p.m., May 29 and 31, at the Cache County Multipurpose Room, 179 N. Main St, Logan UT.

Information on all of these events and more is available on https://trails.cachecounty.org/#news, as well as up to date information @trailscache on facebook and Instagram. 

Contacts: Alexi Lamm, USU Sustainability Coordinator, alexi.lamm@usu.edu, 435.797.9299
Margaret McCarthy, Aggie Blue Bikes Coordinator, margaret.mccarthy@usu.edu, 435.797.813
 





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