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May 17 is National Bike to Work Day

Posted in NEWS on Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Celebrate Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 17. Amenities for bikers on campus include shower areas and bike racks.

In addition to being a healthy and cost-effective mode of transportation, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reports that biking one mile saves almost one pound of greenhouse gas from being produced. By biking to work, you can spend less money on gas and car maintenance, spend more time enjoying the great outdoors, get some exercise and be one less car sitting in rush hour traffic.

As part of Nashville Bike Month, Walk/Bike Nashville will serve breakfast at the Public Square at 8 a.m. to all bike commuters on May 17. Mayor Karl Dean will also issue a proclamation designating May as Nashville Bike Month at the event.

Join the Tour de Nash on Saturday, May 18, to learn about Music City’s many bike-friendly facilities and perhaps find a new biking route to work.

Don’t own a bike? Nashville offers two bike rental options in the downtown area, including locations near Vanderbilt’s campus. Information about the Nashville B-Cycle and Nashville GreenBikes programs can be found here.

For more information on Vanderbilt’s alternative transportation options, including biking, visit SustainVU.

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