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October is Bike Safety Month

University of Maryland is a Bike Friendly University where bikers and drivers safely share the road. During the month of October we promote safe cycling and offer classes and events. See events below for detail:

  • LEARN TO RIDE A BIKE
    10/6 . 4PM to 6PM . RecWell Bike Shop in Cole Field House
    Seats are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Register at https://go.umd.edu/L2R
    Don't know how to ride a bike? No problem! Join BikeUMD and RecWell to learn how to ride a bicycle. Open to all ages and experience levels.
  • SAFE CITY CYCLING
    10/13 . 4PM to 6PM . Multipurpose Room
    Seats are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Register at go.umd.edu/safecycle
    Join UMD's Bike Coordinator for a free catered lunch and conversation about safe cycling practices. Guests will also receive a free bike helmet.
  • FRIDAY LUNCH & LEARNS
    10/6, 10/14, 10/20, 10/27 . 12PM to 1PM . DOTS office in Regents Drive Garage
    Seats are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Register at go.umd.edu/BSMLunchLearn
    Join BikeUMD and RecWell for a workshop in safe city cycling. Learn techniques to better handle and navigate your bike through various cycling conditions and environments. Intended for new or inexperienced cyclists.
  • HELMET FITTING & GIVEAWAY
    10/20 . 9AM to 12PM . STAMP
    No registration required. Check us out at ter.ps/helm
    DOTS will be giving out free bike helmets in partnership with RecWell outside STAMP beginning at 9 a.m. while supplies last. Stop by and make sure to get a properly fitted bike helmet in honor of Bike Safety Month!
  • BIKES BE BRIGHT
    10/30 . 3PM to 5PM . DOTS Lawn in front of Regents Drive Garage
    No registration required. Check us out at ter.ps/brightbikes
    Don't get hit - stay lit! DOTS will be handing out free bike lights outside of Regents Drive Garage. With daylight savings just around the corner make sure you are brightly lit when riding at night.

*Questions, contact us at bike@umd.edu

For additional info on campus bike safety tips visit the BikeUMD bike safety page.

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