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Sac State Bike-to-Campus Day is May 8

05-05-2014

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Sacramento State’s proximity to the Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail, aka the American River bike trail, and the Guy West Bridge make the campus a convenient destination for bicycle commuters and casual riders alike.

To encourage students, faculty and staff to ride their two-wheelers to campus, University Transportation and Parking Services (UTAPS) will host Sac State Bike-to-Campus Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, May 8, at the bicycle compound adjacent to the Guy West Bridge.

“I rode my bike to work today and saw a few of my fellow Hornets on the trail,” says Tony Lucas, UTAPS senior director. “We didn’t experience red lights, horns, crazy drivers, congestion or exhaust – just a couple of turkey sightings and the sounds of the river.

“Hornets, consider biking to Sac State this week and avoid the whole Fix50 drama. You may just find that you enjoy the commute. And it’s the ‘green’ thing to do.”

Cyclists who stop by the UTAPS booth Thursday can sign up to log their miles online, and everyone who pledges to ride at least 50 miles this month – May is National Bike Month – will receive a free water bottle or a bike light.

Also on hand will be representatives of Sac State Sustainability and Zipcar. ASI Peak Adventures will provide free bike checkups, and University Police will offer a bicycle-registry service.

For media assistance, contact Sacramento State’s Office of Public Affairs at (916) 278-6156. – Dixie Reid