Columbians Celebrate "Bike 2 Campus" Week

Published on Apr 22, 2014
Photo by Emily Madigan.Photo by Emily Madigan.

The weather is finally warming up so it’s perfect that this week is Bike2Campus Week. Columbia is working with the Chicagoland Network for Sustainability in Higher Education (CNSHE) for the week of bike-themed programming. During events prizes will be awarded to students, groups, and colleges that work on supporting efforts on biking on campus. Healthy living and free gifts? Sign us up!

Bike2Campus works to advance sustainability efforts in colleges. According to their website, it will “accelerate climate action and work with students, staff and faculty by promoting bikes as a form of transportation on campus.” Organizers encourage bike-riding as a safe mode of transit that also reduces emissions and allows for healthy living.

One way to get involved is the five-day alternative transit event. Part challenge and part competition, it allows students to track their bike trips around campus. Each college will compete with the students’ tracking and at the end of the event, a winner will be chosen. If you don’t have a bike, there are still plenty of ways to get involved at campus events and on social media!

A few of the selected events include ‘A Conversation with Let’s Go Ride A Bike’, ‘Get Out and Often: Safe and Fun Tips for City Biking’, ‘Water Wednesdays in April’, ‘C4 Bike Tune-Up’, ‘Critical Mass Bike Ride’, and ‘Win a Bike’. Learn more about the events hosted as part of Bike2Campus Week at colum.edu/sustainability.