Bike to Work Day 2019 is May 16th!
Location: Hokie Bike Hub (1330 Perry St. Blacksburg, VA 24061)
Time: May 16th 2019 from 7:30am-6:00pm
To celebrate those who choose to ditch their cars for their pedals, the Hokie Bike Hub (1330 Perry Street) will have light refreshments and giveaways from 7:30am to 6:00pm.
If this is your first time biking to work, here are some tips to make everything go smoothly:
- Make sure your bicycle is in working condition. The staff at the Hokie Bike Hub can help you with this for free!
- Make sure you have the proper equipment. We strongly encourage commuters to wear helmets. However, summer biking does not require much. In an ideal situation you would have a helmet, lock, and water bottle.
- Plan your commute in advance. Take the time to pick which roads you are planning to take to campus. For new riders we suggest taking bike trails and roads with dedicated bike lanes. We have found that Google Maps does a good job of mapping out bicycle routes, but if you have questions or need help you can visit us at the Hokie Bike Hub or call us at 540-231-2116.
- Find a riding buddy! Talk to your friends and family and see if they will join you! You can also register yourself on the RIDE Solutions website (ridesolutions.org) to find someone that rides a similar route as you.
Bike to Work Day is an event that is open to the entire Virginia Tech community. Even if you cannot ride a bike to work that day, we still encourage you to stop by our office to chat and grab some food!
For more infromation contact us at email@example.com or 540-231-2116
The Alternative Transportation Department promotes and encourages bicycling, walking, vanpooling, carpooling, car sharing, and transit use for local, regional, and out of state travel. Close coordination with partners provide a robust array of travel options and resources, targeted at reducing single occupancy vehicle reliance on campus.
The university’s programs include:
- Hokie Bike Hub
- Heads Up Hokies
- Employee Vanpool
- Virginia Tech Shuttles
- Resources For Long-Distance Travel
- RIDE Solutions
- Commuter Alternative Program (parking permit programs for those relying on alternative modes of transportation).
The university has earned recognition as a Bronze-level Bicycle Friendly University status from the League of American Bicyclists, through its efforts in these programs. As well as a Best Workplaces for Commuters, “Best Of the Best” award in the university category.