May is National Bike Month and there are a number of events happening on or near campus to celebrate & encourage bicycling, improve bike safety, spread bike friendliness around MSU and have some fun along the way.
MSU Active Commuting for Every Body– When: May 10th, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
– Where: Rm. 110, Chittenden Hall, MSU
– Register at: https://goo.gl/forms/0HioIni4vzHCd5ik1
CONCLUDED – Stay tuned for a brief report.
Now that the weather has turned nice, have you ever thought to yourself, “It’s such a nice day! It would be the perfect day to bike or walk to work!” If that thought ever crossed your mind, no matter how fleeting, this event is for you! Join us for a funny and informative brown-bag session from several “regular people” who walk or bike to work on campus.)
– When: May 17, 5:30 pm ~9 pm
– Where: Wells Hall Courtyard (near Starbucks)
MSU Bikes once again will host the Ride of Silence on the campus for the Greater Lansing area. Approx. 200 people joined in this very significant event the last couple years that honors/ remembers bicyclists who’ve been seriously injured or killed in crashes with motor vehicles. The evening wraps up with an after-party at the Lansing Brewing Co. to celebrate all the hard work area advocates are doing to improve things in the area to make it safer for cycling. The TCBA Advocacy Committee is one such group that has monthly meetings open to the public and needs more people concerned about improving our roads. The Facebook event page for the ride has full details and links to photos from last year for your viewing pleasure. There is also a Facebook page for the Greater Lansing Ride of Silence that you might want to plug into to stay abreast.
- 5th Annual Bike to Work/ Campus Day Breakfast
– When: May 19 – 8:00 am – 9:30 am
– Where: MSU College of Law, Boardroom (Room 343, 3rd floor)
– RSVP here
Join your fellow campus bicyclists to celebrate National Bike to Work/ Campus Day with a free continental breakfast and get inspired by our guest speaker, Dr. Wolfgang Bauer, who will update us on the Mobility Plan and how it will positively impact bicycling and other non-motorized modes of transportation on and near campus in the near and long term.
Near Campus & Other Events – Activities
- Lucinda Means Bicycle Advocacy Day
– When: 8:00 am, May 24, 2017
– Where: Lansing Municipal Park
The League of Michigan Bicyclists, Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance, Michigan Mountain Biking Association and PEAC will join forces once again for the Lucinda Means Bicycle Advocacy Day held at the State Capitol. Volunteers from all four organizations will meet with legislators on key policy issues that facilitate a more bicycle-friendly and safer for Michigan.
- Lansing Bike Party weekly social, slow rides
Every Friday evening, starting on campus and from a Lansing location (Lansing Bike Co-op), these are a great way to meet new friends and discover the hidden gems of the Greater Lansing area.
- Kidical Mass Lansing (MI) Area – A Family Bike Ride
Monthly rides through the warm months of the year for families with younger kids. Next ride, Sunday May 15-Patriarche Park, 2pm.
- National Bike Challenge
May 1 – Sept. 30, 2017Join in this national challenge to win prizes and bragging rights! MSU has a team (MSU Spartan Cyclists) who have done very well within the Big 10 over the past few years. Join in the fun and jump on the MSU peloton!
Here’s a good step-by-step how-to article to help you get started.