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Earth Day Update: Bike Parade and Expansion of Bearcat Bike Share Program

Roll into Earth Day with a UC bike parade and read about the expansion of the Bearcat Bike Share program.

Date: 4/20/2011 12:00:00 AM
By: M.B. Reilly
Phone: (513) 556-1824
Photos By: Dottie Stover

UC ingot   Earth Day is this Friday, April 22. And campus will celebrate that day with an Earth Day bike parade starting at noon, Friday, April 22.
Bike share program
UC students work on UC bikes in preparation for last year's launch of the Bearcat Bike Share Program.

The parade of bikes will pedal from University Pavilion to the old Faculty Club (next to the Alumni Center). To find University Pavilion, use this online map. University Pavilion is located on the left side of the map, just south of McMicken Hall.

The parade will end at UC's new "Bike Kitchen," located in the old Faculty Club. The Bike Kitchen is a bike repair shop providing opportunities to the UC community to learn about bike repair, bike safety, commuting, and to use the resources to do simple repairs on their own bikes. It also maintains the bikes used in UC's Bearcat Bike Share Program. That program was launched on Earth Day 2010 with 30 bikes. For Earth Day 2011, the UC bike share program will expand to include 25 more bikes, including road bikes and hybrid models. Other updates to the program: Bike check-out locations are being expanded to include the CARE/Crawley Fitness Center on East Campus as well as UC-East in Batavia. Users can now check out bikes for up to three days.

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