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Pedalpalooza set for Friday, chance to win a free Apple Watch

Man on bike.
Fun and games are guaranteed, plus the opportunity to learn practical bike safety.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 16, 2022)  Interested in riding a bike on campus this fall or learning more about cycling in general? Pedalpalooza, University of Kentucky Transportation Services’ annual K Week event, provides a perfect opportunity to meet other student cyclists in a fun environment. Plus, participants who complete three on-site bike challenges will be entered into a drawing to win a free Series 7 Apple Watch.

Pedalpalooza is scheduled from 1-3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, in the Gatton Student Center parking lot. The event is free for all.

Fun and games are guaranteed, plus the opportunity to learn practical bike safety. Students can also become familiar with using bike racks and snag some free cycling swag. Wildcat Wheels’ smoothie bike will be on-site, giving students a chance to pedal the bike blender to create their own cool treat.

Event passports will be available and students who complete at least three on-site challenges and get their passport stamped will be entered into a random drawing for an Apple Watch, complete with cellular and GPS capabilities.

Bike challenges include:

  • Slow Race
  • Hand Signals
  • Bike Trivia
  • Loading a Bike on a Bus
  • Locking Up

Pedalpalooza is one of several bicycle events held throughout the year to support a robust cycling culture at the university.

“This is one of our favorite events,” said Sandra Broadwill, UK Transportation Services’ alternative transportation manager. “Our team gets to meet new students, share our love of biking and provide some practical tips that will help students cycle safely throughout the year and beyond.”

For more information about bike resources, programs and opportunities, visit the Transportation Services website, sign up for bike e-news and like the Wildcat Wheels Facebook page.

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