Celebrate the First Bike to Campus Day with Chatham, CMU and Pitt on September 18

Bike lane on Forbes Ave by CMU and extends to Pitt’s campus as well.

Chatham, CMU, and Pitt are celebrating Bike to Campus Day to welcome and encourage those who bike and want to start to bike to campus

This year, Carnegie Mellon University, Chatham University, and the University of Pittsburgh are hosting the first ever Bike to Campus Day! These events will help to celebrate, encourage, and inspire folks to bike to campus and take part in the festivities. Whether you are a student, staff, faculty or anything in between, these universities hope to see you at their events. Biking to any Campus in the City should be easy, intuitive, and welcoming and the universities are here to help.

Each of the universities have various activities planned for riders and interested people who stop by the booths. They will all have bike maps available, biking 101 guides, bike technicians to fix minor bike repairs, and a variety of other activities. Check out what each university has going on below.

Bike Friendly Universities

All 3 universities rank as Bicycle Friendly Universities as categorized by the League of American Bicyclists. Carnegie Mellon University holds a Silver designation while both Chatham University and University of Pittsburgh rake at the Bronze level. This means that each university is working to make their campus and its surroundings as bike friendly as possible. Help them make it even more bike friendly by biking to campus.


Carnegie Mellon University – Bike to Campus Day Activities

Event Details:

Kraynick’s Bike Shop will be doing tune-ups and selling used bikes. There will also be free bike maps and Urban Biking guides, Healthy Ride with info and coupons, a “Draw Your Commute” map, snacks, and bike registration.

Date: Wed., Sep 18
Time: 12:00-4:00pm
Location: Cohon Center Courtyard
Facebook Event Link


Chatham University – Bike to Campus Day Activities

Chatham will set up a table at the bottom of Chapel Hill, across the street from the pond. They will have information about Chatham’s BikeWorks program and information about other bike related activities at Chatham. They also want to find out where folks are riding to campus from to create some “bike pools” so that riders who live in the same neighborhoods could maybe ride together.

There will also be some reps from a local bike shop (Trek East Liberty/Shadyside) as well as Chatham’s own BikeWorks to check on people’s bikes and help with minor maintenance issues.

Event Details:

Date: Wed., Sep 18
Time: 12:00-3:00pm
Location: Bottom of Chapel Hill, across the street from the pond.


University of Pittsburgh – Bike to Campus Day Activities

Pitt will be setting up in the Posvar Hall pass-thru and will have a variety of activities. The Pitt Police will be doing registrations, the Bike Cave and Kraynick’s will be selling bikes and doing minor repairs, Healthy Ride will be tabling and signing up first-years who are getting free unlimited 30-min rides, and Adams Solar Rides + Thick Bikes will be on campus with e-bikes!

Event Details:

Date: Wed., Sep 18
Time: 8:00am-10:30am
Location: Posvar Hall Pass-Thru


JOIN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD’S BIKE/PED COMMITTEE

Want to get more involved with making Pittsburgh better for biking and walking? Become a bike/ped advocate. There are over 20 neighborhood bike/ped committees across the City and surrounding municipalities.

You can find a complete list of them here. You can always start your own committee too! Email anna@bikepgh.org for more information.


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