June was Bike Month across Waterloo Region! In partnership with TravelWise, the Sustainability Office challenged employees and students to participate in events and challenges throughout the month to promote the use of active transportation to campus and celebrate those who have committed to cycling.
To start the month off and celebrate those who help reduce our campus’ carbon footprint, the Sustainability Office and TravelWise tagged over 800 bikes on campus with a note of our appreciation.
On June 20, our Bike Lunch event brought out more than 250 people throughout the day. Cyclists had the opportunity to chat with campus groups and local organizations, as well as receive free tune-ups from King Street Cycles! Congratulations to our six Bike Lunch winners, who took home bike gear prize packs, a King St Cycles gift card, or a prize pack from Retail Services.
Over the month, over 100 UWaterloo cyclists logged 2,050 bike trips as part of our bike challenge! We also saw that more than half of challenge participants rode their bike in at least half the month. Altogether, they rode more than 6,000km and saved 1.4 tons of CO2. Amazing work! Congratulations to the winners of our random draw, who took home a gift card to King Street Cycles, Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC), or Retail Services, or a bike gear gift basket.
Thanks again to all for participating throughout the month!