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Bicycle Fun Facts
Riding a bike for 1 hour burns 272 calories
Bike Commute Calculator
May is National Bike Month!

Active Commute Week is May 12-18, 2014

 National Bike to Work Day is Friday, May 16, 2014

BICYCLE NEWS:

Bike Rental Program and Borrow a Bike Lock Program

BICYCLE MAPS:

BICYCLE REGISTRATION:

Click here to register your bike

BICYCLE SAFETY:

All laws which pertain to drivers of motor vehicles, pertain to bicyclists. Obey all traffic control devices: stop signs, traffic signals, and one-way streets, etc. (from brochure "Michigan Biking Information 2009", prepared/distributed by Michigan Department of Transportation)

  • GVSU bicycle safety tips
  • Ride as far to the right as practicable.
  • Helmet use is highly recommended.
  • Wear high-visibility clothing.
  • Ride with traffic.
  • Don't weave between parked cars.
  • Make sure your bicycle is adjusted properly.
  • Always check your brakes before riding.
  • Always lock up your bicycle. Check out GVSU's Borrow a Bike Lock program.
  • Use proper hand-signals for turning and stopping.
  • For more safety information, go to Michigan.gov

BICYCLE SHOPS/PARTS - LOCAL (Many of these local vendors offer discounts to GVSU students/staff):

COMMUTING BY BICYCLE:

EVENTS - LOCAL:

ORGANIZATIONS/CLUBS:

OTHER LINKS:

PUBLICATIONS:

BIKE RACKS ON GVSU CAMPUS:

Allendale Campus:

Grand Rapids Pew Campus:

  • map coming soon!

SHOWER LOCATIONS ON CAMPUS:

There are a few options if you plan to commute to work or school via bicycle or walking/running and need a place to clean up before heading to the office or the classroom.

COMPRESSED AIR LOCATIONS ON CAMPUS:

Free, self-serve compressed air at various locations on Allendale Campus:

  • CON (Connections off lot P) – East side of bldg. near bike racks
  • SUB (South Utility Building off Lot N) – North side of bldg

Page last modified August 19, 2014