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Gear up for Bike to Work Day on May 12

Sprocket Man at an energizer stationPhoto: Alyssa RudelisMark your calendars and tune up your bikes! Bike to Work Day is May 12. Get ready by attending a free bike safety class and Bike Repair Mini Clinic. Don’t forget to stop by one of our free Energizer Stations on Bike to Work Day and pick up treats.

May is National Bike Month, and Bike to Work Day is fast approaching on Thursday, May 12. Get ready to ride by tuning up your bike, joining a free class to learn bike safety tips and skills, entering our Bike Safety Pledge prize drawing and rallying your department colleagues to ride!

Enjoy a bike tune-up discount

In anticipation of Bike to Work Day, the Campus Bike Shop is offering a full bike tune-up special, “Ride a Safe Bike,” for $70 ($85 value). This is a popular special that sells out quickly. The offer is valid through April 29 or until fully booked. You must call in advance for an appointment: 650.723.9300.

Attend a free bike safety class

Be a better rider by attending an upcoming Bike Safety Class. You will learn bike safety best practices and the rules of the road. Attendees also receive a voucher for $10 off your purchase of any bike helmet from the Campus Bike Shop. Pre-registration is required on the Stanford Department of Public Safety website.

  • Saturday, April 23, 3 p.m.
    Public Safety Police Compound training facility
    679 Pampas Lane

Attend a free bike repair clinic

Do you know how to operate the wheel quick release? How about testing your brakes to be sure they are working properly or adjusting your seat post, saddle and handlebar stem for a more comfortable ride?  Learn how to do these things and more by attending the free Bike Repair Mini Clinic. Hosted by Beeline Bikes, the class will teach attendees how to complete a bike safety check for a safer ride.

Bike to Work Day volunteers wanted!

We are seeking volunteers for our Bike to Work Day Energizer Stations. Duties include meeting and greeting riders with a smile, distributing goodies and tallying riders. Sign up for one of the two shifts: 6:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. or 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. All volunteers receive a free t-shirt and bike safety kit. Sign up on our Bike to Work Day Energizer Station volunteer sign-up page.

For full details on all activities, tips and incentives for Bike to Work Day, including a drawing for a free bike, visit the P&TS Bike to Work Day page. 

For bicycle questions, comments or suggestions, contact us at commuteclub@stanford.edu or 650.723.9362.

 

 

 

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