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    The UIC Bicycle Advisory Meeting comes together quarterly to discuss biking issues on campus such as bike parking, bike events and other.

  • ChiBike2CampusWeekChicagoland Bike 2 Campus Week UIC Event Planning Committee

    December 2, 2014 3:30pm

    SCE, White Oak Room




    Invitees (but open to all)

    BAM (Bicycle Advisory Meeting)College of Cycling, Campus Recreation, Campus Programs, CCSE: Events & Activities (Chancellor’s Committee on Sustainability & Energy)


    Bike2Campus is a five-day alternative transit challenge to get Chicagoland university and college students on their bicycles from April 20 – 24, 2015. The event encourages students to reduce emissions, practice healthy lifestyles, and learn about bike safety issues. The event is organized by the Chicagoland Bike 2 Campus Coalition, which is a subcommittee of the Chicagoland Network of Sustainability in Higher Education.

    Much like other commuter challenges, this event is geared towards educating college level students on cycling as a safe mode of transit. Bike2Campus is part challenge, part competition. It will allow students to track their trips to and from campus while the supporting institutions will track their students’ trips through an online survey and social media platforms.

    At the end of the week, the school with the highest percentage of participation for their institution will be selected as winners. Last year, the School of the Art Institute won and one student received a grand prize of a 4-year DIVVY membership and a feature photo of the winner on Divvy’s website.

    Last year’s promotional materials can be accessed at the bottom of the page. Bike 2 Campus Week has both a website and a Facebook page.

    UIC will once again be participating and looking to win this year! We will do so through programming various events April 20 – 24 to encourage faculty, staff and students to ride bikes.


    Meeting Notes

    This event planning committee wants to have events every day of the week (April 20-24) but not necessarily Friday since most students are not on campus. However, we would like to partake in Critical Mass and have a UIC crew ride from UIC to Daley Plaza. One suggestions is to contact Alex form West Town Bikes to help.

    We will have small events and big events.

    Small Events

    Pit stops/ maintenance checks

    Pit stops will consist of a table with biking info and swag but also a laptop/ iPad so folks can directly log their trips. The maintenance check will be another table next to the pit stop that has an “expert” that can help with chain lube/ air in tires. We can ask West Town/ Rapid Transit/ Working Bikes to help staff. Greenline Wheels, Divvy Any other bike shops?

    We want to have a pit stop every day Mon-Th and possibly multiple pit stops per day. The Office of Sustainability cannot man every pit stop, so we would need help from other units.

    Spin classes

    will not count toward logged trips

    Rec to Rec Ride

    will not count toward logged trips


    Big Events

    Bike Decorating Contest

    should it be social media based like the CSD Photo Contest or a live voting at EcoJam?

    Bike Portraits and Bike Parade which turns into Critical Mass

    Bike Olympics in Quad

    Health and Fitness Fair

    Campus Rec, in the Quad, possibly Tuesday, April 21

    Bike Polo

    in UIC Campus Rec’s basketball courts


    last year’s bike events included mini bike races with west town bikes, UIC Police bike registration, info tables with BAM

    Bike relay race

    in Circle Memorial Grove (maybe picnic too?)

    Possibly have Green Line Wheels (Oak park, IL) to donate tandem bikes for race?

    Bike Safety Rodeo with Greenline Wheels

    Bicycle scavenger hunt

    have throughout the week and users can ride to places all over UIC to find clues. Can do similar to this one

    Architecture tour of the East and West Campus on bike?


    Photo Booth- to have at a larger event. Campus Rec built their own. Possibly have Green Line Wheels donate tandem bikes for photos.

    Will Pepsi donate a bike as a prize?

    Bike Buddy @ UIC. Offer rides in between east and west campus. Encourage departments to commute via bike to meetings.

    Screen-print t-shirts


    Technical Notes

    Does spinning count as biking this week? (ask CNSHE) NO

    What about rickshaws/pedicabs?

    Are there OS designated “safe” bike routes?  Is there an OS “recommended” bike route between the East and West Campus?



    Social media

    facebook, Instagram, twitter. Pinterest? snap chat? vine?

    Campus partners (campus rec, campus programs? Student orgs?)

    UIC App (can we put a temporary link on the UIC mobile app to allow users to log rides?)

    +Possibly utilize UIC texting capability

    Smoothie bike

    Bike Smarts Quiz: and

    Bike Smarts

    New and improved Divvy discount for UIC students


    See a list of tasks to do to make this a great event! Feel free to sign up to take the lead on any event!



    Bike2Campus Week 2014 Poster

    west side bike story poster

    bike2campus half sheet handouts

    Pictures from pitstops and west side bike story

    Pictures from EcoJam


  • March 25th 2014

    12:00 – 1, African American Cultural Center, 2nd Floor, LibraryAGENDA/MinutesBike2Campus Week April 21-25: Competition highlights, Pitstops, prizes

    URL: Please log your bike trips during the week and have a chance at prizes!  Staff/Faculty encouraged to join students in the enjoyment of cycling to work.  Final poster coming soon.

    Two campus Pit stops for free smoothies and swag, EcoJam, and West side bike event are posted on our calendar:

    EcoJam: April 22, Quad, 10-2. Safety checks earn free bike bell and tiny bike races from West Town Bikes. NOTE More free stuff!  Bring your bike for safety check and get a bike bell and tube of sunscreen from the Wellness Center.  Challenge a buddy to a tiny bike race!

    News from the Mayor- Minutes: . Not a lot directly related to UIC except for the Harrison St. bike lanes coming next fall. Updates for Streets for Cycling can be found on their FB page “Chicago Streets for Cycling Plan 2020”.

    Matt Schmitz – SPH researcher on his bike project.  This small study looks at particulate levels in traffic as workplace exposures.  Learn more and talk to the researchers at The SPH Student Research Day, Tuesday 4/8 in the SPHPI Gymnasium (1st Floor).  Public Viewing of posters will occur between 12:00pm to 2:30pm. Students are available to answer questions between 2:00pm to 2:30pm. The two posters related to his group shouldn’t be hard to find, but the presenting students are Sheewin Pananookooln and Hugh Fritz.

    Stuedent group College of Cycling to be revived.  Contact Rafid Rahman, President, at to learn more.

    New Business: End of year bike drive possible?; Pass the word that we’re looking to collect unused bikes at EcoJam for West Town Bikes on April 22.

    SEO Bike parking lot- Coming soon to a mud-pit near you! Stay tuned for more details and updates.

    Police report- Police are working on the bike drive and registration events.  More details as they are available will be forwarded.

    Also good to know about: Chicago 2012 Crash Report

    And League of IL Bicyclists has lots of maps and club info: