August 6, 2007
Bike blitz begins campus cycling campaign
By david payne
Starting in August, Emory will see much more information from Bike Emory promoting safe bicycling. The public awareness cycling campaign, “Why Not?,” promotes cycling as an economic, environmentally friendly and healthy way for some Emory travelers to get to work and to class.
The bike program also encourages campus cycling through partnership benefits with the cycle manufacturer, Fuji bikes, and the local retail outlet, Bicycle South.
Starting in August, Bike Emory and Fuji bikes are co-creating a Web site, www.bike.emory.edu, featuring special discount pricing on new bikes and package deals on cycling equipment. This program is open to both University and Emory Healthcare employees, as well as students.
A bike loaner program will begin later this fall, and there will be dozens of bike raffles throughout the year to give away Fuji bikes.
Bicycle South and Bike Emory are offering a mobile repair center that offers on-site and
48-hour repairs. Bikes can be dropped off at the mobile repair center on a Wednesday and picked up on Friday at the Clairmont Campus or in front of Dobbs University Center.
To learn more about Bike Emory, sign up for the e-mail list at www.bike.emory.edu.