Cyclers Win with Bike2Campus
From October 9 through 16, Chicago-area colleges and universities participated in Bike2Campus week. The annual challenge encourages students, faculty, and staff to travel by bicycle as a means of reducing carbon emissions, practicing a healthy lifestyle, saving money, and having fun. The winning school receives a trophy, cycling glory, and bragging rights.
Among the 11 competing schools, Northwestern came out on top in total number of participants. But when it came to the percentage of the school population participating, there was no stopping the returning champion, the School of the Art Institute, with nearly a third of the campus population logging rides.
Throughout the week, participating schools held events focused on the benefits of cycling, and on helping riders learn to bike safely and comfortably. Northwestern offered the chance to win prizes by logging rides on the Bike2Campus website, completing a bike safety quiz, and posting photos with their bikes on Instagram.
Congratulations to the winners, and thank you to everyone who participated. Find resources to help you cycle to campus on the sustainNU website, or visit the Active Transportation Alliance website for cycling safety tips and more.