May 15, 2014
Glen Kemper
314-977-3969

Take Part in National Bike to Work Week

The Department of Campus Recreation reminds the SLU community that May 14 through May 18 is National Bike to Work week. Dozens of Saint Louis University faculty, staff and students already commute by bike — and more can join them. Bike commuting is a great way to sneak some physical fitness into a daily routine while saving money and going green.

The whole St. Louis community is invited to join Trailnet and Great Rivers Greenway District in celebrating National Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 16. Receive complimentary snacks and coffee at one of Trailnet's multiple fueling stations. Get connected with other cyclists who bike to work, swap tips and share routes.

New this year, SLU will be hosting not just one, but two bike refueling stations.
Both will be open from 6:30 to 9 a.m. and provide bagels and coffee. SLU bike literature and information about biking at SLU, as well as information about Trailnet will be available.

One will be located at the south entrance of Simon Recreation Center at 3639 Laclede Ave. Bike commuters with a helmet and a picture ID can use Simon Rec showers, too. Campus Rec program information will also be available.

The other station will be at the Health Sciences Education Union at 1312 Carr Lane Ave. Showers are available at the Doisy Research Center for bike commuters.

The university reminds students, faculty and staff to register their bikes with the Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness and lock their bikes at one of the many bike racks all around campus. Additionally, bike commuters within the SLU community may use the Simon Rec Center, Doisy Research Center or the Salus Fitness Center for free showers.

There are 16 refueling stations participating in Bike to Work Day located across the metropolitan area. For more information regarding the program, visit the Trailnet website.

For more information about biking and SLU, visit the Facilities Services web page

As general source of information regarding biking, visit the League of American Bicyclists website. Potential and new bike commuters are encouraged to check out the many great resources and information available at bikeleague.org/ridesmart.

Commuters who can bike only a portion of their trip are encouraged to use the Metro Transit Bike and Ride program

Those who are curious about bike commuting or have individual questions regarding various aspects about bike commuting should contact Glen Kemper, coordinator of Fitness Programs, at 314-977-3969.

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