Thursday, May 9, 2013

Bike to Work Week 2013

May is National Bike Month and U.Va is partnering with Bike Charlottesville and other community organizations to celebrate Bike to Work Week from May 13 - 17.

Join Bike Charlottesville outside the Student Activities Building (SAB) near Scott Stadium to kick-off the week with a "Bike Across Charlottesville" to a press conference on the Downtown Mall.  Please plan to be outside the SAB at 11:45am so we can leave right at noon to get to the press conference by 12:30pm.

On Tuesday Charlottesville Community Bikes will host a "Better On A Bike Open House" from 5:00pm-7:00pm at their location on Avon Street (405 Avon Street near Garrett Street).

Cyclists are invited to join the Charlottesville Ride of Silence on Wednesday at 7pm.  The ride, part of the National Ride of Silence, is a group ride in memory of cyclists who have been injured or killed while riding a bike.  Advanced online registration is available at

Bike to Work Day is May 18.  To help encourage new commuters, and keep them hydrated and refreshed, Blue Wheel Bicycles and U.Va Parking and Transportation will be setting up "Energizer Stations" from 7am-9am and 4pm-6pm.  Blue Wheel Bicycles will be at the Main Street Market on West Main Street with fresh cookies from Albemarle Baking Company.  U.Va Parking and Transportation will be outside the Student Activities Buildling (SAB) off of Alderman Road near Scott Stadium.