Parking and Transportation supports bicycling by offering amenities across the campus including bike repair stations, bicycle parking, and no cost registrations. The University of Iowa encourages bicycling as a healthy and viable form of transportation. Over the years, university organizations have come together to host bike check up events on campus. These events are also great opportunities to meet more cyclists and find partners for commuting to work by bicycle.
Per the University of Iowa Environmental Coalition:
"University of Iowa Environmental Coalition and Bike Friends have partnered together to create the 2019 Earth Month Bike Challenge. Biking provides an eco-friendly form of transportation, along with a lot of fun. The Earth Month Bike Challenge during the month of April is intended to encourage biking as a form of commuting and source of fun in the increasingly delightful weather.
Submit your trips and miles each week for a chance to win prizes. In addition, take pictures of your biking fun and post to social media. At the end of the challenge, prizes will be awarded to the overall winners, the best photo submissions, the most encouraging rider, and random prizes are given out. Learn more and register for the challenge by visiting the Earth Month Challenge website: sites.google.com/view/earthmonthbikechallenge2019"
Save the Date | Free Bike Check-Up and Registration
Friday, April 19 | 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Hubbard Park (just south of the Iowa Memorial Union)
Staff from World of Bikes and Geoff's Bike and Ski will provide basic services and advice on how to keep your bike in shape. Parking and Transportation will be available to answer questions about bike parking on campus and to register bicycles. Visit the Facebook event to RSVP and get reminders: facebook.com/events/bikecheckup2019
About the University of Iowa Environmental Coalition
The University of Iowa Environmental Coalition is a student organization instilling a sense of pride in our natural environment though activism, education, and enjoyment.