U BIKE WEEK 2023 - OCTOBER 2-6
Drive Less, Bike More!
Did you know that half of ALL trips taken by car are less than 3 miles long? That's less than ten minute bike ride!
There are many reasons to swap your car keys for your bike handlebars. Just converting one or two short car trips to bike trips each week is good for your health, helps clear the air we breathe and puts cash spent on gas money back into your pocket. When more of us ride on our roads and pathways, there’s a ‘safety in numbers’ effect that increases the demand for investment in a safe and connected environment for all vulnerable road users.
Ditch your vehicle and join our cycling crew to receive discounts, giveaways and free resources to keep you pedaling all year long!
- 20% discount when you SHOW YOUR HELMET at Two Creeks coffee shops and the UMFA café.
- All SPIN e-bikes are FREE to ride all week. Download the SPIN app, enjoy a ride and get a free $10 credit for future trips.
- U of U Active Commuters Strava Group (join here) all-week challenge. Challenge participation will be tracked via submissions to this group. Participants will be entered for opportunity drawings, and the club leaders for most rides, distance and time on the bike will also be rewarded!
Volunteer for Bike Research
Wednesday, September 27 – two shifts available!
Location: Meet at Sustainability Office (BUC, Building 74, Basement level) before shift start
Did you know there has been an 800% increase in e-bikes parked on campus over the last two years?
Volunteer to help us count what is locked to every bicycle rack – it’s easy and we provide incentives for helping out!
Event Contact: Justin Delgado
Beginner Desert Bikepacking Trip
September 29 to October 1
Location: Southern Utah Desert, register here, only 12 spots available.
Bike through the beautiful southern Utah desert and escape the city scene with Outdoor Adventures over this weekend!
Mandatory pre-trip meeting on Monday, September 25th, 5:00 pm at Outdoor Adventures.
If you can’t make this trip, two more bikepacking trips are scheduled this semester!
*** Participants must bring their own bike and helmet or use one of OA’s bikes ***
Hinckley Forum: Do U Ride Electrified?
Wednesday, October 4, 12-1 p.m.
Location: Hinckley Institute of Politics, Gardner Building, 2nd floor conference room
Join us for a panel discussion focused on E-bikes and similar e-powered mobility devices, their rise in popularity and what this means for the future of our transportation system and who it serves.
We are excited to introduce our panelists for this event:
Dusty Heyrend - Magnum Bikes
Hugh Van Wagenen - Wasatch Front Regional Council
Ann Groninger - Bike Law North Carolina, Johnson & Groninger PLLC
Dave Itlis - Cycle West
Event Contact: Nick Cockrell
U Bike Week Farmers Market
Thursday, October 5, 10-2 p.m.
Location: Tanner Plaza
Biking on campus? Come by and double your dollars at the Farmers Market! Park at the Bike Valet and shop for fresh food to fuel your ride or unique gifts for all your cycling friends.
***University Police will be there to give STUDENTS A FREE U-lock when you register your bike. YOU MUST BRING YOUR BIKE AND UNIVERSITY ID to register.***
Event Contact: Kara Freedman
Wrench ‘N Ride with TREK
Thursday, October 5, 6:00 p.m.
Location: Meet at the Peterson Heritage Center, West entrance at Main Plaza
Ride with TREK staff along the Bonneville Shoreline Trail and learn some new tricks to hone your mountain bike skills – all ages and abilities welcome! After the no-drop ride, TREK mechanics will sponsor a wrench session to keep your bike in pristine riding condition.
Event Contact: Grant Smith
*** Participants must bring their own mountain bike and helmet ***
999 Adventure Ride
Thursday, October 5, 8:30 p.m.
Location: Meet at Kahlert Village, North Plaza
Ride with the student group University of Utah Urbanists to the start of the wild 9/9/9 ride! The 9/9/9 is an independent event and routes change for each Thursday night ride - ride safely with other U students, meet new friends, and have fun!
Event Contact: University of Utah Urbanists
*** Please ride safely using a helmet, lights, and wear bright, reflective clothing***