Sustainability

biketoworkweek

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 2015 Cape Fear Bike to Work Week:

  • 122 people participated
  • 38 area employers represented
  • 2,596 total miles biked by the group
  • 24 miles biked by the average participant throughout the week
  • 148 gallons of gas saved
  • $1,714 saved in commuting costs
  • 147,800 estimated calories burned
  • 42 pounds lost

How to Participate

Sign up here!

Anyone, including student workers can participate!

During May16-22 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 exapmle 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.

Incentives

First 30 UNCW participants to sign up

  • Bike to Work Week t-shirt
  • Dining Coupon

UNCW's 1st and 2nd place for Most Miles Biked

  • $25 Dining Gift Card
  • Bragging rights

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
  • Path from College Acres Baptist Church to Campus

Phone apps to track your miles

  • Map My ride
  • Bike Journal
  • Run Keeper

If you have any questions or concerns please contact

Nick Cannon or Kat Pohlman