Riding a bike for 1 hour burns 272 calories!
May is National Bike Month!
Active Commute Week is May 11-15, 2015
National Bike to Work Day is Thursday, May 14, 2015
COMPRESSED AIR LOCATIONS:
Free, self-serve compressed air on Allendale Campus:
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.
Grand Rapids Pew Campus:
ABC Quick Check
(courtesy of League of Michigan Bicyclists 2009 Michigan Ride Calendar)
A is for Air
Inflate tires to rated pressure listed on sidewall of tire Use a tire gauge to insure proper tire pressure Check for damage to tread and sidewall; replace damaged tire
B is for Brakes Inspect brake pads for wear; replace if less than 1/4" remains Check pad adjustment; make sure they do not rub tire or "dive" into spokes Check brake-lever "travel"; with brakes applied, you need at least 1" between the lever and handlebar
C is for Cranks, Chain and Cassette Make sure crank bolts are tight; lube only the threads, nothing else Check chain for wear; 12 links should measure no more than 12-1/8" long If chain skips on freewheel or cassette, you may need an adjustment or new chain and freewheel/cassette
Quick is for Quick Releases Wheels hubs need to be tight in the bike frame; your hub quick release should engage at 90 degrees Hub quick releases should point to the back of the bike to ensure they don't catch on anything (releasing the wheel) Inspect brake quick releases to ensure that brake cables have been re-engaged
Check it Over Take a quick ride to ensure derailluers and brakes are working properly
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)
Many of these local vendors offer discounts to GVSU students/staff: