October 19, 2011

Bicyclists take note: Rides and classes in November

November will be here soon and UW faculty, staff and students will have an opportunity to ride their bikes in the rain. Theyll have plenty of company.

Each year, more than 1,000 UW cyclists take part in the annual Ride in the Rain Bicycle Commute Challenge sponsored by Transportation Services. Those interested can register for the challenge and ride as an individual or as part of a virtual team.

Throughout the month, participants track the number of weekly one-way bike trips they make between campus and home, making special note of when it is raining. They log their rides and can see how others are doing by visiting the Ride in the Rain website. Those who make at least 20 one-way trips during the month of November will be invited to the Ride in the Rain Celebration Luncheon and be eligible for prizes. More information is available online.

And thats not all campus cyclists are eligible for. Bicycle-related classes are also scheduled beginning in November. Sponsored by U-PASS and the Cascade Bicycle Club, the classes are free but registration is required:

  • Winterize Your Bike Commute, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, G042 Architecture
  • See and Be Seen – Reflection for Everyone, 5:30-7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, Skagit Lane
  • Ride Like A Dawg – Bike Skills for Everyday Riding, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, 250 Architecture
  • Fix a Flat – Inflation for Huskies, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21, 250 Architecture
  • Keep Your Ride Rolling – Basic Bike Maintenance for Dawgs, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28, 250 Architecture