May 1, 2015 Leave a comment
- National Bike Challenge Starts Today (May 1)!
Calling all MSU bicyclists! It’s time to join the Challenge that’s started today! If you’ve never participated in the past, it’s very easy to join the fun. You’ll be eligible for great prizes and get to see how your miles compare to others at MSU and around the country! Be sure you’re registered under MSU as your school and then our miles will all be counted together! (We don’t have a Team MSU per se as there are limits on how big a team can be and other logistical headaches). Here’s the MSU profile page to see who else is riding (scroll down the page); we currently have 46 riders (many who joined last year but haven’t logged any miles this year yet). We’re currently ranked #27th Nationally (among all colleges/universities). Full details: https://nationalbikechallenge.org
- Tour de MSU Campus 2015 – Inaugural fun, slow, social ride – May 13
Join your fellow MSU bicyclists on Wednesday, May 13th, 2015, for a fun, slow, social ride around campus to see all the newer bike-friendly facilities that have been installed in the past year or two that everyone might not know about. We’ll start at the Spartan Statue (Kalamazoo and Chestnut) at noon and stop occasionally to look and talk about different features. This will be a good opportunity to discuss challenging aspects and features we ride past that remain for MSU to progress towards a gold and someday a platinum Bike Friendly University No RSVP or registration required; just show up and ride! Click here for the event poster/ flyer (PDF) for posting in your work place, cafe’s etc.
Mark your calendars for Friday, May 15, 8 am – 9:30 am, National Bicycle to Work Day, for our 3rd Annual Bike to Work – Campus Breakfast to honor and recognize those who bicycle to work/ campus and celebrate bicycling as an important part of MSU’s Bike Month activities. Join us for a free breakfast in the large private dining room of the Brody Square Cafeteria. Just give your name and the event name at the register. Enjoy free bicycle valet parking provided by Mid-Michigan Environmental Action Council just outside the main entrance to Brody Hall.
- Greater Lansing – MSU Ride of Silence – May 20th
The 2015 Greater Lansing Ride of Silence, a global event that happens in over 300 locations annually on the same day (3rd Wed. in May) to remember and honor bicyclists who’ve been hit and killed or seriously injured, will take place Wednesday, May 20, at 6:30 pm (NOTE: that’s when we LEAVE!) on the Michigan State University campus. Sign-in will take place from 5:15 to 6:05 pm and important announcements follow that. HELMETS ARE REQUIRED! More details: http://advocacy.biketcba.org/activities/ride-of-silence/ Learn more about the global event here: http://rideofsilence.org/main.php
- Greater Lansing Bike Film Festival – May 29th
MSU Bikes is excited to be teaming up with the Tri-County Bike Association and other supporters to have our first ever bike movie night on May 29th, 2015, the last Friday of National Bike Month. The movies will be showed twice with the start of the first showing at 6 pm and the 2nd at 8 pm at the Midtown Brewing Company, one of Lansing’s finest brew pubs. The movies will be provided by the good folks of the Kalamazoo Bicycle Film Festival, an annual event that has been showing great bike movies since 2010. It will be a show of 22 short movies spanning the entire spectrum of bicycling that you won’t want to miss!