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Biking Initiatives

Interested in UofL's biking initiatives?

Here's how to get involved...

Louisville needs more people on bikes! This page offers resources as a guide to the basic elements of bicycling safety and equipment. Various aspects of safety, such as basic equipment maintenance, skills, and rules of the road must be considered before you hop on two wheels for transportation. Get Healthy Now encourages participants to ride bicycles for fun, fitness, and transportation, leading to a happier and healthier person, planet, and a safer environment for all.

2014 Bicycle Initiatives

National Bike Challenge
Monthly Bicycle Commuting Group

Get your bike commuting season in gear! UofL's Get Healthy Now is partnering with The Sustainability Council organizing fun monthly group bike rides to campus from various locations around town. All staff, faculty, and students are welcome to ride. All experience levels welcome and all riders will receive a brief orientation and Louisville bike map. Participants must provide their own bicycle and accessories (helmet required).  Waiver form REQUIRED for participation. Ride Schedule:

  • March 20th 7:30am: Beargrass Nature Preserve to Belknap (4 miles)
  • April 17th 7:30am: Iroquois Park to Belknap (4.25 miles)
  • May 30th 7:30am: National Bike to Work Day
  • June 12th 7:30am: Cherokee Park to HSC (4 miles)
  • July 10th 7am: Seneca Park to Belknap (7.5 miles)
  • August: Pedal with the President from Amelia Place, 2515 Longest Ave (4.3 miles)

Bike Share Program

In partnership with the University of Louisville Sustainability Council, Get Healthy Now is pleased to offer a free bike sharing service to members of the GHN Wellness Center at Humana Gym. Members may borrow a bicycle free of charge for one full business day. Bicycles come equipped with a basket, and rental includes the use of a lock and helmet. Members are encouraged to ride between campus locations, as well as throughout the city of Louisville!”  More info:


Tops reasons to start cycling:

  1. Saves YOU Money
  2. Reduces your carbon footprint
  3. Improves Health
  4. Makes Our Roads Safer
  5. Builds regular physical activity into your daily routine
  6. It's FUN!
  7. Earn-A-Bike Program: Forgo a parking permit for at least two years and earn a $400 bike shop voucher!
  8. If you get tired, lost, or caught in the rain, remember you can always take your bike on any TARC bus (free with UofL ID)!
  9. Keep it Rolling! Five Bike Fix-It Stations with basic tools and a pump have been installed on campus (at Humanities, SAC/Red Barn Plaza, SAC Floyd St. entrance, University Tower Apartments and HSC Kornhauser plaza)!
    • For help with repairs, scan the QR code on the Fixit to view detailed instructions, or download the Bike Repair App for iPhone

Bike! [Information from the UofL Sustainability Website]

Have fun and get fit bicycling to campus!

  • Learn what UofL bike commuters need to know.
  • Map a safer route using the online trip planner at Ride The City, or download the new Louisville Bike Map (pdf).
  • Register your bike free before bringing it to campus and find bike parking with our interactive UofL Bike Parking Map.
  • Bike-Share
    SAC gym bikeshare fleet - Fall2012 Use your UofL ID to check out a bike, helmet, and lock for free for the day! Bikes are available each day first-come, first-served at:
    • SAC Gym equipment desk (students & employees)
    • GHN Wellness Center at Humana Gym (employees & Get Healthy Now members)
    • Residence Halls on 4th Street: Community Park, Kurz Hall, Bettie Johnson Hall (students & employees)
      • Simply sign a waiver form and return the bike before the end of the day/weekend.
      • Those who check out bikes are responsible for any theft/loss/damage.
  • Earn-A-Bike Program: Forgo a parking permit for at least two years and earn a $400 bike shop voucher!
    • UofL students, faculty or staff who are willing to waive the right to a UofL parking permit for at least two years are eligible to receive a $400 voucher to an area bike shop!
    • Applications for the program are accepted through the end of the first week of classes each Fall. The deadline to apply for 2013 is August 30th.
    • Vouchers are non-transferable and have no cash value, but can be used to purchase a bike or fix one up and equip it for year-round commuting with helmet, lock, lights, rack, bags, basket, clothing, tools, spare parts, etc.
    • Full details and application here.

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