Bike2Campus Week at RU, April 21-25

Bike and GirlWhile Earth Week (April 21st-25th) is fast approaching, not all of us may know that this same week marks the first time ever that the Chicago Network of Sustainability in Higher Education (CNSHE) is hosting the Chicagoland Bike2Campus Week!

As a part of this week, and to help in overall environmental consciousness-raising, Roosevelt University, along with many other colleges and universities in Chicago, is encouraging students to bike to campus. This five-day “alternative transit challenge” aims to get students thinking about reducing emissions, encourages students to practice a healthy lifestyle, and it teaches students, or gives them the tools to learn, about bike safety issues.

Aside from being a challenge, the event is also very competitive! Why, you may ask? While the rider tracks their trips to and from campus, their campus also tracks their activity (through the use of online surveys and other social media platforms). At the end of the week the school with the most participation will be deemed the “WINNER”! The grand prize will be a 4-year DIVVY membership, while there will also be additional prizes that students can win throughout the week. In order to prove that you are in fact biking to campus, get onto and fill out a sheet to show you have biked, and then, by proving it, you can earn some sweet rewards!

This event is supported by Roosevelt University, City Colleges of Chicago, Columbia College Chicago, University of Chicago, University of Illinois-Chicago, Loyola University Chicago, Dominican University, Northwestern University, Illinois Institute of Technology, the School of the Art Institute Chicago, DIVVY Bikes, Chipotle, and the Chicago Department of Transportation.

Also, students who Bike2Campus (4.21-4.25) and show their bicycle helmets to staff in Wabash dining will get ½ off some delicious fair trade coffee!

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