Winter Bike to Work Day is Feb. 13

Join CentreBike, Penn State’s Sustainability Institute and other cyclists on Friday, Feb. 13th, by committing to ride on International Winter Bike to Work Day.

Students, faculty/staff, and members of the State College area community are encouraged to meet fellow cyclists at the Old Main steps at 8 a.m. to enjoy hot coffee and networking. A group photo will be taken at 8:10 a.m. of the many winter cyclists that pass through, to and around campus. Active Lions also will be at the event with giveaways.

The goal of the event is to celebrate biking as a year-round opportunity. Participating organizations are encouraging students and employees who commute by bike in the warmer months to try out winter commuting.

“Winter cycling can sound intimidating to some people,” said Anna Nelson, one of the organizers of the event, “But it doesn’t have to be.” The major difference? Anna offers that, “You just need to wear a few more layers.”

CentreBike is a coalition of cyclists in the Centre Region that promotes cycling for transportation and recreation. It works with local governments, as well as Penn State, for events and education. In preparation for the event, CentreBike is offering tips and guidance about winter cycling.

The League of American Bicyclists has recognized State College-Centre Region as a Bicycle Friendly community and Penn State as a Bicycle Friendly campus. Bike Friendly designations take into account accessibility of biking paths, safety of road infrastructure, level of education and enforcement, and future planning, among other factors.

A survey to gauge faculty, staff and student interest in a bike share program at University Park will be conducted by Penn State Transportation Services beginning March 18 through April 1 via the Transportation Services website.

For more information about the event, contact Anna Nelson via email at amn17@psu.edu.

 

Last Updated February 10, 2015