Sponsored by Bike Maryland, Hood College, and New Belgium Brewery.
Date: Thursday, January 16th
Location: Hood College, 401 Rosemont Ave, Frederick, MD 21701
Address: Hood College Athletic Center (building no. 3 on this map)
Bicycling as a mode of transportation is on the rise, and a new Maryland law mandates bicycle inclusion in university facility plans. With increasing amounts of traffic, improvements in bicycle infrastructure can safely reduce many congestion issues while promoting physical activity for students, staff, faculty, and guests. To discuss benefits and easy ways for you to help your university become more bicycle friendly, Bike Maryland invites you to a FREE Bicycle Friendly University Workshop at Hood College in Frederick on Thursday, January 16th from 9:00am-1:00pm. Bike Maryland gathers university officials, facilities management, faculty, staff, and a limited number of passionate students for an interactive education workshop on becoming a bicycle friendly university. Bike Maryland will discuss the 5E’s (Engineering, Encouragement, Education, Enforcement, and Evaluation/Planning) of bicycle infrastructure that enhance university campuses and we hear from the University of Maryland, one of the most bike friendly campuses in the country, on how their work promoting safe bicycling. At the end, we will allow attendees time to identify issues, set priorities, and organize an action plan for making their campus more bicycle friendly.
A complimentary lunch will be served. Please contact Katie Lupo with any dietary requests.
For additional information contact Katielupo@bikemd.org.
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The BFU program recognizes institutions of higher education for promoting and providing a more bicycle-friendly campus for students, staff and visitors. The BFU program provides the roadmap and technical assistance to create great campuses for cycling.
The BFC program provides incentives, hands-on assistance, and award recognition for communities that actively support bicycling. A Bicycle Friendly Community welcomes cyclists by providing safe accommodation for cycling and encouraging people to bike for transportation and recreation.
Participants at Bike Maryland's first Bike Friendly meeting