Monthly archives: November, 2015

How Deborah won Bike 2 Campus Week

Deborah P. was one of three major winners during Bike 2 Campus Week October 9-16, 2015. She logged 78 trips over the 7 day inter-collegiate contest and helped UIC win the tittle of Most Recorded Rides in the gorilla category. We asked Deborah how she was able to accomplish such a feat.

Office of Sustainability: Please tell us how you rode your bike during October 9 – 16, 2015. Where did you go?
Deborah P.: Everyday, I ride my bike to class, in between different buildings (for different classes), between the [east and west side of] campus (where I have classes and other activities), and back home. Additionally, I ride my bike to the grocery store and to coffee shops during the week. Suffice to say, I wouldn’t survive without my bike.

OS: That must be exhausting! Did you go far?
DP: Not really. I just make a lot of trips on my bike. I usually ride my bike locally in between the two UIC campuses as well as the local grocery store.

OS: Why do you ride?
DP: I ride my bicycle because it is quick, and allows me to get to places on my own schedule. In addition, bikes are eco-friendly since they limit the amount of pollution produced by other forms of transportation.

OS: What inspired you to ride so much during Bike 2 Campus Week? 
DP: I love riding my bike because I have the freedom to go anywhere at anytime. It feel safer biking at night than walking on the streets, and it is great exercise.

We can’t argue with that, Deborah! Keep up the good work!

Bike 2 Campus Week Winners

Congratulations UIC on another successful Bike 2 Campus Week!

Bike2Campus was a part challenge/part competition activity. We wanted to get as many students, faculty, and staff riding as many bikes as possible and competed against 10 other Chicagoland colleges and universities October 9 – 16, 2015. Even though we did not win overall, UIC ended “runner-up” with 1155 recorded rides between October 9-16, 2015! UIC had over 100 participants that rode their bikes, took a safety quiz, or posted a pic to Instagram!

Congratulations to the UIC winners!

Top riders

These hard-core bikers rode anywhere and everywhere during Bike 2 Campus week and logged it at They were eligible to win a 1 year DIVVY membership, a Bern helmet, or Abus U-lock!

  • Deborah P. of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences logged 78 trips and received the Abus U-Lock! Read about her experience and learn how you can ride like Deborah!
  • Other winners: Ellen Z. of Northwestern University

Illinois Bike Safety Quiz

Even folks who didn’t mount a two-wheelie were eligible to win! These random winners emailed their Illinois Bike Safety Quiz certificate of completion at the gold level to and received a pair of tickets to a performance during the 2015/2016 season at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra!

  • Sigmund B. of the College of Business Administration
  • Michael S. of the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs
  • Jayme M. of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Elizabeth Z. of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Carla G. of the Vice Chancellor of Administrative Services
  • Other winners:
    • Steve M. of City Colleges of Chicago
    • Annie X. of Northwestern University
    • Rachel P. of Northwestern University
    • William M. of Northwestern University
    • Vicky M. of Roosevelt University

instgram b2c winnerInstagram Contest

This biker posted his experience publicly on Instagram using #ChiBike2Campus and won a sweet Working Bikes prize pack including a pint glass, koozie, and t-shirts!

  • @BicycleMichael of the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs

Random Rider

We chose multiple random winners that simply logged in at least one ride at and won a “hand-sewen in Chicago” Kozie Prery winter cap, bike gear, or a Trader Joe’s gift basket!

  • David M. of the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs
  • Other Winners:
    • Steven M. of Roosevelt University
    • Mark J. of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
    • Andrew B. of Northwestern university
    • Amy D. of Roosevelt University
    • Shannon C. of Roosevelt University

Most Logged Milesb2c week most miles

Riders entered the total miles they rode during Bike 2 Campus Week and the winner received UIC Men’s basketball prize pack of 4 lower-level seats tickets to a 2015-2016 home game with 4 food vouchers!

  • Elizabeth S. of the School Public Health