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Winter Bike to Campus Day Set for Feb. 6

Mark Cornelison l UK Photo.

LEXINGTON, KY. (Feb. 4, 2019) — The University of Kentucky has its share of all-weather cyclists who conquer the cold on two wheels. So, with these riders in mind, Transportation Services is hosting its third annual Winter Bike to Campus Day for students, faculty and staff. From 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, stop by to celebrate any-weather cycling as an effective and efficient mode of transportation.

Located at the Mining and Minerals Research Plaza, Transportation Services asks cyclists to pause their pedals for coffee and hot chocolate and free swag (bike lights, seat covers and more), while supplies last. Please note that you must be on a bicycle to participate. 

The event will also feature the Wildcat Wheels mobile bike shop for on-spot tune-ups and live demonstrations on loading your bicycle onto a bus rack. Stop by for information regarding winter cycling, campus and city bicycle resources and answers to any bicycle-related questions. For any immediate inquiries about winter safety, visit our cold weather cycling tips here.

Winter Bike to Campus Day is intended to offer encouragement to all-weather cyclists and builds on the effort and education of showing cycling as a sustainable mode of transportation off and on campus. Other spring bike events include the Spring Bike Maintenance Clinic on March 21 and Bike Week from April 8 through 12. 

Transportation Services invests in campus bicycle infrastructure, education and encouragement projects, many of which are guided by the leadership of the Bicycle Advisory Committee. These efforts have been recognized by UK in the opening of our new indoor bike room, in the League of American Bicyclists designation of UK as a Gold level Bicycle Friendly University and Bicycling magazine in naming UK the most bicycle-friendly university in America for 2018. 

For more information on parking options and transportation alternatives, visit 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.