Did you know March is Florida Bike Month?

Published: March 19, 2019 9:40 am

UF is celebrating Florida Bike Month with a variety of events that seek to provide resources, classes and support for bicycle commuters on campus and in Gainesville.

As part of the awareness month, UF’s Office of Sustainability is hosting a number of events for UF faculty and staff, including Bike to Campus Day on Wednesday, March 27, which will celebrate bicyclists who cycle-commute to campus. Bike commuters are encouraged to stop by the Plaza of the Americas from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. for a free breakfast and information about improvements for cycling accessibility and programming at UF. (Look for the tent by the bike racks.)

Cycling Savvy — a cycling safety curriculum for all levels of riders from beginner to advanced — is a three-part course that gives participants the knowledge, skills and confidence to ride safely on any road or bike facility. The course will be held over two days with a classroom session from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, March 29, and on-bike sessions from 8 a.m. through 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 30.

Cycling Savvy is offered to UF students, faculty and staff at no charge thanks to support from the Office of Sustainability. Contact Jacob Adams (jacobadams@ufl.edu) for a code to use during sign-up.

More information and sign-up are available at https://cyclingsavvy.org/event/3-part-workshop-gainesville-fl-2/2019-03-29/.

Additionally, Cycling Savvy Basics Online is now available through a partnership between the Office of Sustainability and the American Bicycle Education Association. This video course covers the basics of safe cycling and acts as an introduction to the full in-person course curriculum. More details and sign-up information is available at http://sustainable.ufl.edu/online-cycling-course-now-available-to-uf-students-employees/.

A complete list of Florida Bike Month events can be found here.

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