U Bike Week Banner. Title: Bike Unity, Sept. 23-30. Image of bike wheel with hands holding each other in shape of heart.

U Bike Week: Let’s build bike unity

By the Sustainability Office

Celebrate bike unity during this year’s fourth Annual U Bike Week. Virtual and outdoor events will provide safety education, bike resources and fun as a way to grow the cycling community.

“U Bike Week is a student-focused event, ensuring those who ride a bike now or are new to riding have the opportunity to connect, celebrate together and learn about what is happening to support their effort to be healthy and improve air quality,” said Ginger Cannon, the U’s active transportation manager.

U Bike Week kicks off Thursday, Sept. 23 with the Bike Utah Spoke Series: All Bodies on Bikes event featuring University of Utah alum Kailey Kornhauser, whose message that cycling is for everyone fits perfectly with the BIKE UNITY theme.

The week’s other events—the Comm-U-nity Slow Roll, Bike Fair, and Bikers’ Breakfast—will provide resources and giveaways to university bike riders. The University of Utah Police will be available at the Bike Fair and Bikers’ Breakfast to hand out free locks to those who register their bikes. Remember to bring your bike and university ID card.

U Bike Week is sponsored by the Sustainability Office, Bike Utah, Campus Store, Commuter Services, University of Utah Health, Point B and the University of Utah Police.

EVENT DETAILS

Bike Utah Spoke Series: “All Bodies on Bikes” virtual talk by Kailey Kornhauser

Thursday, Sept. 23 | 7-8 p.m.
Online | Register here.

Four months after starring in Shimano’s film “All Bodies on Bikes,” cyclist Kailey Kornhauser is advancing the cycling space in her message that cycling is for everyone. Kornhauser, a U alum, started cycling because she couldn’t afford a car. “Then, I thought, in the back of my head, ‘If I do this, I’ll lose weight and look like all the other cyclists.’ But that was not my reality.”

Comm-U-nity Slow Roll

Tuesday, Sept. 28 | 1-2 p.m.
Meet at the main (east) entrance of the Marriott Library

Experience the campus on wheels. Bring your helmet, bike and favorite bike shirt. We’ll have goodies for participants.

Bike Fair

Wednesday, Sept. 29 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Campus Bike Shop (across from the Utah Museum of Fine Arts)

All your bike needs in one place. Roll over to the Campus Bike Shop and receive a free U-lock when you register your bike with the University of Utah Police. You must bring your bike and UCard. There will also be bike maintenance, resources and route planning.

Bikers’ Breakfast

Thursday, Sept. 30 | 7:30-10 a.m.
Campus Store—North Plaza

Biking on campus? Come by and grab some free breakfast. Plus, play some bike-related games and win prizes. There will be a supervised area where people can park their bikes.