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Clinic Preps Commuters for May Challenge

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UNH faculty, staff and students got ready for May’s Wildcat Commuter Challenge with a commuter clinic last week (Weds., April 18) in front of the MUB. Volunteers, including members of the UNH Cycling Team, were on hand to get bikes into spring riding shape; local bike shops offered discounts; and Transportation Services provided a bus so commuters could practice loading bikes on and off. The Wildcat Commuter Challenge, hosted by the UNH Sustainability Stewards, runs May 1 to June 1; the healthy competition encourages faculty and staff to bike, walk, carpool, or take public transportation to work during the month. Sign up here: http://www.sustainableunh.unh.edu/wildcat-commuter-challenge.

Josina Garnham, a sustainability steward and educational program coordinator at WSBE, practiced loading her bike on a bus at the Wildcat Commuter Challenge’s commuter clinic last week.
UNH Cycling Team members Mike Dunstan (left), a graduate student, and Thomas Provencher ’12 put their mechanical engineering skills to work on a staff member’s bike.
Mary Essley, program coordinator in the institutional research and advancement office, gets her bike road-ready for her commute from Newmarket.
UNH Cycling Team member Taylor Smith ’13 test-rides a folding bike at the commuter clinic.