It's time for Bike Everywhere Month! May is a great time to break out the bicycles and celebrate biking. UW Transportation Services has several events happening throughout the month, and everyone is encouraged to join the Bike Everywhere Challenge and track your rides throughout the month.
Bike Everywhere Challenge
The 2018 Bike Everywhere Challenge, organized by Washington Bikes, is a challenge for new and experienced riders alike. Register online and track your rides throughout the month of May for a chance at prizes (and the satisfaction of spending time on your bike). You can join as a solo rider or with a team of up to 10 people. You receive points for each ride you take throughout the month and for encouraging other people to ride as well. Learn more on the challenge website.
Take the 2018 Campus Bicycle Survey
UW Transportation Services is gathering information on how they can make UW a great place to arrive by bike. They want to hear from everyone - people who currently don’t ride at all, people who commute by bike every day and everyone in between. Complete the survey by May 31 and you will be entered to win a $100, $50 or one of two $25 REI gift cards.
Bike Month 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 UW swag and a snack, get your bike assessed by ASUW Bike Shop Mobile Mechanics and socialize with fellow bike commuters on your way home from work and class. Hop off the Burke-Gilman Trail at Rainier Vista and join us.
Mechanics 101 with Shannon Leigh
Wednesday, May 2, 4:15 p.m., HUB 238
Local bike mechanic Shannon Leigh has been invited to provide an overview of basic bicycle mechanics, with hands-on demonstrations for safety checks, chains, brakes and more. Bring your bike if you can. Class size is limited to 12 people, so sign up before it’s too late.
UW Bike Everywhere Day Celebration Station
Friday, May 18, 7 a.m., Rainier Vista
Transportation Services, UWPD, ASUW Bike Shop, the Whole U, U District Let’s Go, Bicycle Security Advisors and more will host the biggest bike party of the month on Rainier Vista off the Burke-Gilman trail.
Family Biking Workshop with Family Bike Seattle
Wednesday May 23, 3: p.m., HUB 238
This hour-long workshop will cover the basics of how to bike ride as a family, including type 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.
ASUW Bike Shop Classes
Check out a variety of classes on basic bike maintenance hosted at the ASUW Bike Shop (HUB 103) — no class limit and no need to pre-register. All classes start at 5 p.m., and a suggested donation is requested to continue to support the bike shop.
- Safety, Cleaning, Maintenance - Monday May 8, 2018
- Wheels - Monday May 15, 2018
- Bearing Systems - Monday May 22, 2018
If you want to know more about any of these Bike Everywhere Month activities, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Bike Everywhere Month”.