Celebrate UK Bike Week April 18-22

LEXINGTON, Kentucky (April 13, 2022) — University of Kentucky Bike Week is back, scheduled for Monday, April 18 through Friday, April 22. Cyclists can take part in five days of cycling-related activities on and off campus, with a chance to win prizes.

Students who attend at least three Bike Week events and get their Bike Week Passport stamped at each will be entered to win one of three raffles. This year, cyclists can enter for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to spend at one of four participating local bike shops!

“Spring is the perfect season to explore our community on two wheels,” said Sandra Broadwill, UK Alternative Transport Manager. “Whether you’ve been cycling for years or are just getting into it, there’s an activity for everyone. We hope that this week’s focus on cycling will encourage people to take advantage of it on the recreational side, but also to consider the possibility of using the bike as a viable transportation option.

For those who wish to take part in Bike Week activities but do not have a bike of their own, bikes can be borrowed free of charge from the Wildcat Wheels Bike Libraryor e-bikes can be rented using the Birds app.

Add these UK Bike Week events to your calendar:

Wildcat Wheels Open House
Monday, April 18 12-6pm Swing by Wildcat Wheels anytime 12-6pm to find out what the UK campus bike shop has to offer, from maintenance assistance, loans bicycles and even a bicycle parts vending machine. Meet the friendly staff and enjoy cookies while supplies last. Wildcat Wheels is located on the first floor of Blazer Dining.

Bike Film Festival
3-5 p.m. Tuesday, April 19 Join us for a series of cycling shorts, showing everything from bikepacking and mountain biking to commuting and amazing BMX tricks. The films will be screened at the Worsham Theater inside the Gatton Student Center.

Campus Bike Day
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 20 Ride your bike to campus and stop your pedals at our tent, located near the Wildcat Statue at Wildcat Alumni Plaza. Enjoy a free smoothie, get a tune-up, learn how to load your bike on the bus, and hold onto some free bike goodies all at the same time!

Bike decoration station
10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Thursday, April 21 Does your bike need a little bling? We’ve got you covered with decorations you can use to spruce up your pedals. Walk past our tent, located on the lawn between the White Hall classroom building and the Engineering Complex, to let your creativity run wild.

Downtown Art Tour
6-8 p.m. Friday, April 22 Meet at the Wildcat Statue at Wildcat Alumni Plaza to begin our bike tour of downtown Lexington’s art scene. We’ll cycle from campus to downtown, guided by local artist Brian Connors Manke, stopping along the way to admire the murals and learn about the creators who made them, their inspiration, and what the murals represent .

All Bike Week events are free. For more information, visit our website.

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