Pedal Power Made Easy at UNH and Not Just During National Bike Month
April 30, 2008
Anyone who’s into biking knows May is National Bike Month. Suggesting
they forgo the car for a week or even a month as Media Relations’ own
Beth Potier (see related story Footloose and Car-free) has pledged to do is,
as they say, preaching to the choir.
Because it’s a good bet that many of them—Beth included—already
bike to work on a regular basis. Marj Foote of Editorial and Creative Services
routinely makes the trip from Kittery.
So this is aimed at the rest of us.
Those of us who don’t live close enough to ride. Or who fear they wouldn’t
make it to work alive if they did.
Yes, folks, we can still do our part to participate in National Bike Month
or National Bike-to-Work week (May 12-16) by taking advantage of Transportation
Service’s Cat Cycles.
A commuter bike program, Cat Cycles can be used by any member of the university
community for up to one week. Employees arrive on campus in their regular manner
and then pick up a bike at the Visitor Information Center at the entrance of
A-lot. Second best part (besides the energy savings)? It’s free.
All you have to do is fill out a form at the information center. You’ll
get a bike—and a lock—to use for the day or the week. You can ride
anywhere you want, on or off campus. When you’re done, simply return
it or, if want and there are bikes available, sign it out for another week.