UC Berkeley Sustainability Summit

The Campus Bike Initiative will be presenting at the 7th Annual Campus Sustainability summit!

Come learn about our work this year and to connect with other campus sustainability initiatives!

Date: Thursday, April 19th, 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Location: Sutardja Dai Hall, Atrium and Auditorium (click for map)

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How to Buy a Bike presentation, Mar. 20

Join us for a presentation on “How to Buy A Bike” at the Campus Bike Initiative monthly meeting!

Tuesday, March 20.
6-7:30pm
Le Conte Hall, Room 111
(Note: LeConte locks its doors at 6pm. To get in, enter LeConte on the Campanile side through the doors between LeConte and Birge Hall)

CBI member Doug Williams will walk you through figuring out what kind of bike you want, whether to buy new or used, and how to spot a good deal on Craigslist (he’s a champ at this!). Bring your questions for a short Q&A afterwards.

Also on the agenda are 2012 Bike to Work Day and Team Bike Challenge plans. This year, the Campus Bike Initiative is boosting participation by instigating a little inter-departmental rivalry, and awarding special prizes for campus teams. Come help us strategize!

Light refreshments (homemade veggie samosas…) provided.

How to Buy a Bike Workshop

Need advice on how to buy a bike? Roll on down to the Berkeley Bike Station on February 18th at 2pm for their first free class:

How to Buy a Bike

Gearing up for Bike to Work Day? Thinking about commuting but not sure how to do it? Ready to swap your rusty steed for a trusty steed? Confused by sizing, fit, parts, makes, models, materials, styles, or just where to start?

Come on down and get impartial advice from people who have years of experience getting folks on the bikes of their dreams, but who don’t have a bike to sell you. We’ll help you narrow down what kind of bike you’re looking for, whether it makes sense to go new or used, and the questions that will make your decision easier.

We’ll provide information on events that can help you get the most out of your new ride. The class will be approximately an hour and a half long.

BartBikeStation.com 

2208 Shattuck Ave., 

Berkeley, CA (510) 548-7433

First Spring Meeting – Tues, 1/31, 6-7:30pm

Whether you bike to campus everyday, or just once in a while, cyclists are an ever increasing presence at UC Berkeley. The latest counts put us at 5000 strong! With these numbers, we have a unique opportunity to shape our campus as a model, bicycle friendly university.

How can you help?

The Campus Bicycle Initiative is a grassroots, bike advocacy organization. You are invited to to meet other cyclists and discuss your campus bike issues (e.g. parking, theft, safety, dating…whaa?) at our first meeting this spring:

What: Campus Bike Initiative General Meeting
When: Tuesday, Jan. 31st.
Time: 6-7:30pm
Location: Le Conte Hall, Room 111 (map here)

Bring your ideas to the meeting! Our current advocacy agenda and working group ideas include:
a. Bicycle theft awareness and curtailment
b. Creating a bicycle donation program and/or used bike sales for the campus
c. Improving bicyclist-pedestrian relations
d. Improving campus bike infrastructure (e.g. input to campus bike plan, parking, showers, access, bike routes)
e. Education/outreach (including Bike to Work Day)
f. Campus Bike Day
g. Coordination between campus bike groups (Bicycal, Citizen Cycles, Cal Cycling, Campus Bike Committee, etc.)
h. _______ fill in the blank!  ________

We look forward to seeing you Tuesday!

Spring 2012 Bicycle Safety Classes

The East Bay Bicycle Coalition, with support from the UC Berkeley Police Department, is offering free bicycle safety classes on UC Berkeley Campus this year. The two-hour classes will be offered twice a month (first Monday, last Thursday) from 3-5pm, unless otherwise noted.

Check our schedule here!

Cycling for Parents Workshop is in The Berkelyan!

http://newscenter.berkeley.edu/2011/11/08/cyling-for-parents-workshop-nov-18/

Cycling for Parents

The Campus Bike Initiative is hosting a Cycling for Parents workshop next Friday (11/18), from 12-1pm.  With the holidays coming up, it’s a great time to think about gear to ride with your kids and to get some riding tips from fellow parents.  We are lucky to have 4 parents who have stepped forward & offered to do show & tell.  They will be bringing their kid-equipped bikes to campus, and we’ll be meeting on Campanile north lawn for a workshop & discussion.  Feel free to bring your own bike if you have specific questions or have gear you love & want to add to the show & tell.  Also feel free to bring a brown-bag lunch.  We’ll discuss gear, as well as how to ride safely with your kids.

Please rsvp to stacyjackson@berkeley.edu if you’re planning to attend – in case of rain, we’ll move to a covered area & I’ll send a note to all participants.