Bike to Work Week activities

To: UCSC Community

From: Larry Pageler, Director, Transportation and Parking Services

UCSC's Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) has joined with Ecology Action to host the 27th annual Santa Cruz County Spring Bike Week, May 2 - 9, 2014. The Bike Week program aims to provide a safe, supportive and festive environment for local commuters to try traveling by bike. Once people take that first step (pedal?), they often find that cycling provides many benefits—from being environmentally-friendly and economical to reducing stress and improving personal health.

On Tuesday, May 6th, TAPS and the Student Environmental Center (SEC) will be conducting a Bike Safety Campaign, and will be giving away helmets from 1:30pm-5:30pm, while supplies last, at the Barn Theater. Helmets are only available to UCSC afflilates; UCSC student or employee ID card is required. Participants will complete a 5-10 minute bike safety survey.

On Thursday, May 8th, cyclists get a free breakfast at sites throughout Santa Cruz County, including four UCSC sites available from 6:30am - 9:30am:

UCSC Main Entrance
UCSC "Top of the Bike Path" 
UCSC Bike Coop, Bay Tree Plaza (This location has additional free bicycle maintenance services.)

Other resources to help you ride your bike safely are also available at To learn more about the many events taking place during Bike Week, visit

Ride safe and have fun!