Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Bike Maintenance Clinic on Thursday

Photo by Dan Addison
Have you seen the Bike Fix-It Stations on Grounds?  Ever wondered how to use them?

Stop by the Bike Fix-It Station at O-Hill on Thursday between 4pm-6pm to learn how to use the stations to perform basic maintenance on your bike.  Jake Fox and David Tucker of Velotelier will be at the station giving maintenance tips to students, faculty/staff, and community members.

Thanks to partnerships with U.Va Dining and the School of Architecture, there are now four stations on Grounds to help cyclists stay on the move.  A fifth station will be installed outside the Elson Student Health Center in the next week thanks to a GIFT grant secured by the Green Grounds Group.  Stations are currently available near Clark Hall, Campbell Hall, O-Hill Dining Hall, and Runk Dining Hall.

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Rivanna Trail Work Party
Parking & Transportation is also partnering with the Charlottesville Area Mountain Bike Club (CAMBC) and the Rivanna Trails Foundation (RTF) to clean up part of the Rivanna Trail in North Grounds.  The Trail Work Party will run from 9am-12pm on Thursday, with free refreshments provided by U.Va Dining.  Volunteers do not have to have prior experience and tools will be provided.  Volunteers should plan to bring comfortable clothes and gloves.  More information is available at www.virginia.edu/parking/TDM/class.html.

Earth Week Continues
There's still time to check out more Earth Week activities at U.Va throughout the week.  Visit  http://earthweekuva.me/ to see a complete list of events.

On Wednesday, U.Va will host the Earth Week Expo on Wednesday in Newcomb Hall.  The Expo will feature representatives from various departments involved in sustainability efforts beginning at 11:30am.  A locally sourced lunch will be provided by U.Va Dining for attendees of the event. A presentation regarding how U.Va. nitrogen research is cultivating new understanding of the environment and prompting institutional and individual changes will begin at noon.  The presentation will be opened by U.Va's Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Office Pat Hogan and will feature speakers David Neuman (University Architect), Alley Leach (Graduate Student), and Ariel Majidi (Undergraduate Student).

Exhibits will reopen at 1:00pm, along with the Fifth Annual Student Sustainability Project Poster Competition.

Below are some shots of events held on Monday including the U.Va Triathlon Club's Bike the Lawn event, U.Va Dining's Zero Waste Earth Week EMPSU Picnic at Runk, and Student Council's Student Garden Planting Party.