LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 7, 2019) — The University of Kentucky will open its first indoor bike room in the new Research Building 2 on Friday, Jan. 11. The indoor bike room has parking available for 60 bicycles, four showers, lockers, a fix-it station and water fountains with bottle fillers.
Beginning at 11 a.m., the grand opening ceremony will feature a ribbon-cutting and remarks by Eric Monday, UK’s executive vice president of finance and administration, and Sandra Broadus, UK Transportation Services’ Alternative Transportation manager.
“The opening of UK’s first indoor bike room exemplifies the university’s dedication to continual improvement of our bicycling programs,” Broadus said. “I’m excited for the public to get a first glimpse of the new bike room and everything it has to offer.”
In early fall, the League of American Bicyclists’ Bicycle Friendly University program awarded UK a Gold Status designation, the only university with that designation in the Southeastern Conference. Shortly after its Gold Status announcement, UK was named the “most bicycle friendly university in America” by Bicycling magazine.
“The progress made over the past decade shows how our campus partners have contributed their time, effort and energy toward improving campus bicycle infrastructure and increasing bicycle awareness and education,” said Lance Broeking, director of UK Transportation Services. “This new facility is a culmination of all that has been done to show that bicycling is both a viable and sustainable mode of transportation on campus.”
The grand opening event will take place inside the bike room, located in Research Building 2, at the corner of Virginia Avenue and S. Limestone. Use of the secure bike room is free for UK students, staff and faculty, and applications for key card access will be available at the event.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony — complete with bicycle-themed refreshments — is open to all UK students, faculty, staff and the public.
To learn more about UK’s numerous bicycle programs, visit our website.
For more information on parking options and transportation alternatives, visit www.uky.edu/transportation. UK Transportation Services is also on Twitter @UKParking or tune into 1700 AM (WQKH 253) to hear daily campus parking and transportation updates. The station broadcasts 24 hours, seven days a week.