Category Archives: Preparing for a bicycle commute

Slow Speed Maneuvering

The bikeUMD slow speed maneuvering class will change the way you bike in less than one hour. I took this class myself last week and then commuted in the next day. I was able to bike along at walking speed behind … Continue reading

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Secure bike parking at College Park Metro

Metro is exploring the idea of installing secure bike parking at College Park Metro station. There was a survey, it closed yesterday, I apologize for being late on this post. Please click on the link to read the full information. … Continue reading

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Riggs Road accident

From our bikeUMD facebook page: Mathias Frisch Sadly I can report that the intersection at Riggs now does have its first bike accident: I got hit by a car today in the turn lane onto Drexel, after having had to navigate … Continue reading

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The Bike Fair is coming!!

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WHAT: An  educational bike fair to support biking for transportation and wellness at the University of Maryland WHEN:Wednesday April 6th 11 am to 3 pm. WHO: All members of the University of Maryland community. Information about Sharing the Road with … Continue reading

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Bridges of Sligo Creek Parkway

One of the good reasons to consider the occasional bicycle commute to campus is that we are surrounded by a beautiful trail system that you can take for big portions of your commute. In the case of Sligo Creek parkway the … Continue reading

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Bike Week-Shoppers and Home Depot Ride

April 12, 4 pm

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Safe Routes to School, applications at the college level?

Safe Routes to school is a great program that focuses on making commutes to k-12 schools nationawide more bikeable. The press release I have pasted below is related to the State of Maryland specifically. Please read it. It is short … Continue reading

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New Cycling Classes!

Bicycling – Slow Speed Maneuvering Slow speeds, tight turns, narrow spaces; come and find out what your parents didn’t know and couldn’t teach you when you first began bicycling.  Learn to make your bicycle do exactly what you want, exactly … Continue reading

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Daylight savings time

-A. Curtin. Now that we’ve switched our clocks for the fall, many of us are finding our ride home is a lot darker than it used to be.  For all you cyclists out there:  Please, please, please use lights and reflectors.  … Continue reading

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