Want to bike to work but have concerns? Back on the Bike Program can help

Woman in bike helmet riding

Are you a CSU employee interested in bicycling to campus, but have concerns that prevent you from pedaling?

Parking and Transportation Services invites you to participate in the Get Back on the Bike Program for the 2019-2020 academic year, and is actively seeking participants for the cohort now.

This program was built specifically for interested but concerned employees who would like formal training and support for their bicycle commute.

Participants will receive:

  • An individualized bicycle travel training meeting focusing on travel from home to work
  • A free bicycle tune up courtesy of Parking and Transportation Services and the Spoke
  • Optional fitness assessment with the Campus Recreation Department
  • Eight monthly lunch-and-learn presentations which cover a number of topics and include lunch:
    • Preparing to ride
    • Infrastructure and rules of the road
    • Winter bicycling
    • Fueling up (nutrition)
    • Campus culture
    • Bicycle maintenance
    • Bicycles and transit
    • Community resources and next steps
  • A number of commuting equipment essentials:
    • Helmet
    • Lights
    • U-lock
    • Bell
    • Commuter bag

Participation in the program requires that employees:

  • Attempt to commute to work three times per week from September-November and March-May, and one time a week during December-February
  • Complete the eight hour League of American Bicyclist’s Smart Cycling curriculum
  • Record their bicycle and transit commute trips to CSU

To participate in the Get Back on the Bike program, contact Aaron Buckley at (970) 491-2492 or Aaron.Buckley@colostate.edu.