U Bike Week

Bikers of all stripes unite for the 2nd Annual U Bike Week, September 10-14!

Jump on your bicycle and ride to work, to class, or to one of the week’s many events. Every ride improves your health, our air quality, and driver awareness of cyclists on our roads and campus pathways.

Events

ALL WEEK
  • Win a bike: Participate in any or all events and be entered to win a new bike from Bingham Cyclery!
  • Best bike selfie: Snap a pic to show us your love of biking, tag it #UUBikeWalk and be entered to win a prize.
  • Discounts: People who bike receive discounts all week by showing your helmet at UMFA Café (50% beverages and 20% off food) and Coffee Lab ($1 off beverages). 
Monday

Lunchtime Mobile Tour: Bike Agility Battle | 12 – 1 p.m. | Marriott Library Plaza 

Test your bike agility against our University Police Bike Squad. Who can handle their bike better? Show off your skills and learn some new tricks from the pros.

Opening Social Roll | 4 – 7 p.m. | President’s Circle to Downtown Squatters

Join campus riders on the Opening Social Roll – a group ride from the U to downtown Salt Lake City on the University to Downtown bikeway. The group will depart from Presidents Circle and 200 South just after 4 p.m. and conclude the ride with free food and networking at Squatters. Bike valet is provided at Squatters. All riders must have helmets, and daytime running lights are strongly recommended.

RSVP required as space is limited.

TUesday

Lunchtime Mobile Tour: Urban Ranger/PRT Campus Bike Tour of Trees | 12 – 1 p.m. | Meet in front of Wing C of the Annex Building (just outside the Parks, Recreation, and Tourism program office)

Did you know that the University of Utah is recognized as a “Tree Campus USA” from the Arbor Day Foundation?  And there are over 12,000 trees on campus?  Join the Urban Ranger Program and the Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Program for a bike tour of some of the most remarkable trees on campus.  Bring your bike, helmet and water for the ride.

Bike the BST | 5 – 7 p.m. | Outdoor Adventures, Student Life Center

Join Outdoor Adventures as we explore the Bonneville Shoreline Trail! It’s right in our backyard. The flowing trails and beautiful scenery makes this one of Salt Lake City’s classic rides. Please bring closed-toe shoes and a water bottle. Bikes are available on a first come-first serve basis, so call Outdoor Adventures to reserve your spot! 

Wednesday

GEM Series presents: Ride, Wrench, Repeat

Women/Trans/Femme Bike Repair Night | 5:30 – 7 p.m. | President’s Circle 

Learn bike repair skills to help you feel safe and more confident to deal with whatever happens during your ride. Mechanics will teach you how to take care of your own bike using the ABC’s of bike maintenance. If there is time afterward, we’ll take a group ride around the campus so bring your bike and helmet. Food and beverages provided! 

Thursday

Bike to the U Breakfast | 7 – 9 a.m. | Campus Store — North Plaza

Hungry after your morning commute? Ride your bike to the Campus Bookstore and enjoy a free pancake breakfast from Kodiak Cakes (for people riding bicycles only, while supplies last). Park your bike in a rack nearby, visit vendor booths, and enter to win a new bike!

Velo Farmers Market | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Tanner Plaza

Roll over to the Velo Farmers Market on Tanner Plaza and receive a free U-Lock when you register your bike with University Police. Enter to win a new bike or buy your own from the Bicycle Collective. Free resources and bike goodies from participating vendors.

All Stripes Bike Race | 6 – 8 p.m. | Marriott Library Plaza and surrounding pathways

The Utah Cycling Team, PROBAR, and TRAILS program invite you to cheer on adaptive riders, including hand cyclists, in a race alongside riders on stand-up bikes. We are going to break some PRs! All spectators are invited to a post-race awards ceremony on the Union lawn.

Friday

Closing Social Roll | 4 – 7 p.m. | President’s Circle to Downtown Squatters

Help us close out the week with a celebratory social roll – a group ride from the U to downtown Salt Lake City on the University to Downtown bikeway. The group will depart from Presidents Circle and 200 South just after 4 p.m. and conclude the ride with free food and networking at Squatters. Bike valet is provided at Squatters. All riders must have helmets, and daytime running lights are strongly recommended.

RSVP required as space is limited.

 

Thank you to our 2018 sponsors: