Join the Office of Sustainability, Parking and Transportation Services and friends for a month of exciting events centered around Active Transportation! During this month, we aim to recognize and support our active commuters, encourage current drivers to utilize alternative transportation, educate about mobility and safety on campus pathways, and gain a better understanding of the WashU community’s transportation patterns and challenges.
We hope you will join us in (re)shaping the way our University moves! Follow this event to receive updates on upcoming events and happenings.
April 9-April 30
This Active Transportation Month we are bringing back an old favorite offering, the Active Transportation Challenge! Teams of faculty, staff, and students will track their commutes for three weeks, competing for prizes including Most CO2 Saved, Biggest Team, and Most Improved Commute. All teams will receive invitations to an awards ceremony where they will be eligible for prizes and giveaways. More information on team registration and commute tracking will be posted shortly. Registration will be available both online or in person at the April 3 and April 10 Free Bike Tune-Ups.
FREE BIKE TUNE-UPS
2 locations, 4 dates, 11am-2pm
Partner bike shops Big Shark Bicycles and Velofix will be offering two free bike tune-up sessions in the Edison Courtyard outside of the DUC on the Danforth Campus, and two sessions at the Medical School Campus Hope Plaza. Bike maps, bells, lights, and other fun gear will be available for all car-free commuters, experienced or newbies to make your riding experience safer and more enjoyable. So if you haven’t shifted your commute yet, April is the time to do it!
Tuesday, April 3 – Danforth Campus DUC
Tuesday, April 10 – WUSM Campus Hope Plaza
Wednesday, April 11 – Danforth Campus DUC
Thursday, April 19 – WUSM Campus Hope Plaza
BREAKFAST FOR BIKERS
Friday, April 20 7am-9am at Kaldi’s Coffee on De Mun
Free coffee and pastries offered to all bike commuters by Kaldi’s coffee! Bike to work, meet fellow active commuters and learn about resources for bikers at WashU and beyond. This event is co-sponsored by Trailnet.
BIKE CARE AND REPAIR CLASS
Friday, April 27 5pm-6pm at the parking lot next to Hitzeman Hall on the South 40
Francesca DeRanzo, owner and operator of our local Velofix mobile bike shop, will be teaching us about bike care, empowering participants to perform simple maintenance to extend the life of their bikes as well as important roadside repairs. Bring your bike for this hands-on workshop!
BIKE RIDE TO THE ST. LOUIS EARTH DAY FESTIVAL IN FOREST PARK
Saturday April 21, meet at 11 am at Hillman Hall on Forsyth
Join us for a pedal-powered excursion to Forest Park, where the St. Louis Earth Day Festival will be kicking off. The festival is a “community tradition to learn about sustainable products and services offered by local businesses and organizations, meet local area non-profits that share Earth Day values, as well as showcasing local entertainment and local Green Dining Alliance restaurants.” Using sustainable transportation to get to the festival is one of several things you can do to earn a prize through the Earth Day challenge! Additionally, participants in this ride will have the opportunity to learn about popular bike routes and trails around Forest Park. The ride will be preceded by a short lesson on Missouri bicycle laws, road safety, and best practices. Rental bikes available upon request. RSVP will be available shortly.