Bike to Work Week activities

To: UCSC Community

From: Larry Pageler, Transportation and Parking Services

UCSC's Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) has joined with Ecology Action to host the 28th annual Santa Cruz County Spring Bike Week, May 4 - 8, 2015. The Bike Week program aims to provide a safe, supportive and festive environment for local commuters to take the first pedal in traveling by bike. Commuters often find that cycling provides many benefits—from being environmentally-friendly and economical to reducing stress and improving personal health.

On Tuesday, May 5th, TAPS will be conducting a Bike Safety Campaign, and will be giving away helmets from 2:00pm-5:30pm, while supplies last, at the Barn Theater. Helmets are only available to UCSC affiliates; UCSC student or employee ID card is required. Participants will complete a 5-10 minute bike safety survey and they must bring their bike to receive a helmet. Join the event here:

On Thursday, May 7th, cyclists get a free breakfast at sites throughout Santa Cruz County, including two UCSC sites available from 6:30am - 9:30am:
- UCSC Main Entrance, Bay & High St
- UCSC "Top of the Bike Path"

On Friday, May 8th, the Student Environmental Center (SEC) is hosting the Transportation Festival from 1:00pm-5:30pm at College Eight. Join the event for bicycle powered music, activities, and workshops.

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

Happy pedaling and ride safe!