The UNM Bike Friendly University committee encourages students, staff and faculty to join the City of Albuquerque in participating in National Bike to Work Day, Friday, May 15 from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. UNM North Campus, in conjunction with the citywide initiative, is teaming up with the Division of Student Affairs, Parking and Transportation Services and Recreational Services to serve as one of ten cycle stops located throughout Albuquerque.
The cycle stops will offer coffee, fruit, t-shirts and more. Bicycling provides great exercise, cost savings, environmental benefits and a way to see the city. The UNM cycle stop will be located at Tucker and the North Diversion Channel.
The University of New Mexico was recently recognized with a Bronze level Bicycle Friendly University (BFU) award from the League of American Bicyclists, joining 100 other colleges and universities from across the county.
UNM is part of a group of colleges and universities from across the United States who are committed to transforming their campuses and the communities around them; there are currently 37 BFUs in our country.
Kim Kloeppel, chair, UNM Bike Friendly University committee, said, "As a BFU, UNM has access to a variety of free tools and technical assistance from the league to become even more bicycle-friendly. When colleges and universities invest in bicycling, great things happen including a decreased carbon footprint, reduced healthcare costs, community connectedness and a fun and healthy campus culture."
For more information about National Bike to Work Day, visit the BiketoWorkABQ website and check out this video from the Albuquerque Parks and Recreation department. To apply or learn more about the free BFU program, please visit the League of American Bicyclists. For more information about ways UNM has biking to work easier visit the Department of Parking and Transportation Services website.