Bike to School Day reminds me of a time I was in elementary school. My Grandmother just gifted me my very first bike- beautiful, blue and bedazzled! This prize was going to be the greatest show-and-tell item of 2nd grade. But alas, the dream of being the coolest cyclist around was short-lived. Someone stole my bike!
My next bike was less to be desired; an extremely old, used, rickety, fifteen dollar Craigslist bike. I figured the uglier it was the less likely someone would want to take it! I was right, but it was the most unreliable bike. On my second ride the chain fell off and that began a chain (pun intended) of events and long story short my fifteen dollar bike fell apart while I was standing on the side of the street!
If you found yourself in a similar situation, the Cal Poly Cycling club offers FREE repairs to the Cal Poly Campus, Thursdays from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM on Dexter lawn.
The Cal Poly Parking and Commuter Services also hosts a a bike auction every year of used bikes, if you’re looking for a more affordable option.
But, if you’re like me and never got back on the bike, that doesn’t mean you can’t find other ways of being sustainable. Walk to school, take the bus, eat local, choose renewable energy, reduce your waste, conserve water, and carpool! These are small simple ways you can start being more sustainable if you haven’t yet.
Missed breakfast? Cal Poly Parking and Commuter Services will be on Mustang Way from 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM passing out BACON!
Bring your Helmet to the Physical Wellness Fair to get free bike swag from Slime!
Events for the day:
5/9: Self-guided | Eat 3 servings of fruits or veggies today
5/10: Bike to School Day @ Mustang Way | 8:00am – 10:00am
5/10: Physical Wellness Fair @ Mustang Way and Mott Lawn | 11:00am – 1:00pm
5/10: Bio-metrics Screening for Staff/Faculty by appointment, Bldg. 007 Room 002| 8:00am – 5:00pm | Alternative – PolyFit Bio-metrics Screenings through Kinesiology
What did you do to challenge yourself today?
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