Sustainability

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2018 Bike to Work Week

Overview

The League of American Bicyclists has deemed May 16-22 as National Bike to Work Week during National Bike Month.

"40% of all trips in the U.S. are less than two miles, making bicycling a feasible and fun way to get to work. With increased interest in healthy, sustainable and economic transportation options, it's not surprising that, from 2000 to 2013, the number of bicycle commuters in the U.S. grew by more than 62 percent.

Hundreds of American communities have been successful in increasing bicycle commuting by providing Bike to Work Week and Bike to Work Day events.

In fact, among the 51 largest U.S. cities, 43 hosted Bike to Work Day events in 2010. The City of Denver reported the highest rate of participation with one out of every 28 adults participating in its 2010 Bike to Work event. That effort makes a difference: Many people who participate in their Bike to Work Day promotion as first-time commuters become regular bike commuters." - bikeleague.org

History

UNCW had the most participants in Cape Fear Region in 2015!

Data from 2017 Cape Fear Bike to Work Week:

  • 306 people participated
  • 63 area employers represented
  • 9,544 total miles biked by the group
  • 31.2 miles biked by the average participant throughout the week
  • 477 gallons of gas saved
  • $5,450 saved in commuting costs
  • 477,200 estimated calories burned
  • 136 pounds lost
  • 8,589 pounds of CO2 saved from being emitted into the air

How to Participate

Sign up here!

Anyone, including student workers can participate!

During Monday, May 14 - Sunday, May 20 simply log your days and miles when you rode your bike. You can count any time that you are riding your bike for anything except recreation. For example if you ride your bike to run errands, but not if you are riding to a friend's house.

At the end of the week you will submit your days and miles.


Resources

You DO NOT have to ride from your home. UNCW has identified locations where you can park and ride safely

Maps

  • Path from Empie Park to Campus
  • Path from Hugh MaCrae Park to Campus
  • Path from Cross City Trail at Eastwood and Rogersville Rd to Campus
  • Path from Old Carmike Cinema to Campus

Phone apps to track your miles

  • Map My ride
  • Bike Journal
  • Run Keeper

If you have any questions or concerns please contact

Kat Pohlman