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WesCycle Bike Generators Training, Recruitment and Free Smoothies

From the absolutely fabulous Katie “runs this school” McLaughlin ’15,

Are you interested in sustainable energy and exercise?
Wesleyan’s one and only bike generator group WesCycle is looking for members to join our team for tomorrow and beyond! If you want to learn a really incredible new skill, make some friends, and do some good for the world (and your thighs) this could be the student group you’ve been waiting for!
We will be powering a blender for delicious smoothies at the Feet to the Fire Riverfront Encounter event tomorrow from 12-5pm in Harbor Park. It should be a wonderful event with food, games, and music. We are actively recruiting new members to be trained to maintain the generators for next semester but also could really use some extra hands tomorrow.
If you are interested in helping out for any part of the Riverfront Encounter,  or if you are interested in helping out in the future but can’t make it tomorrow, please email kmclaughlin[at]wesleyan[dot]edu
Date: Just tomorrow or beyond!
Time: Event is 12-5pm but you can help for any period of time.
Place: Harbor Park near the CT river
Cost: Free smoothies!

Donate Your Bike to the Bike Co-Op

From the Wesleyan Bike Co-Op:

Don’t want to lug your rusty bike back home? Does storage cost more than your bike did? Donate your bike to the Wesleyan Bike Coop! In the past, the bike coop has offered free repairs and student-led bike maintenance classes in the bike room below hi-rise. We’ll take bikes in any condition. Contact us at wesleyanbikecoop(at)gmail.com. Donations will be accepted through senior week.

Contact: wesleyanbikecoop(at)gmail(dot)com

P-Safe Cracking Down on “Inappropriately Locked” Bikes

Wesleying received this friendly PSA about bike parking from Physical Plant and Wesleyan Students for Disability Rights. If you have suggestions, note that you should “feel free to comment on this post”:

Have you been ticketed?

If you’ve received a purple ticket like this one, your bike is inappropriately locked. This tag will serve as a warning from Physical Plant. By locking your bike to a railing, light pole, sign post, or tree you are impeding pedestrian travel and damaging poles, posts, and trees. In addition you may be making stairs or walkways inaccessible to members of our community who require these railings to get around campus. If your bike is found attached to anything besides a bike rack, it will be removed and stored at Physical Plant.

We are also looking for suggestions of locations for additional bike racks. We want to have enough bike racks available in high-traffic areas so that it is not necessary to lock bikes to railings and poles. Feel free to comment on this post or send us an email.

If you have any questions, please call Jeff Sweet of Physical Plant at (860) 685-3763 or email wesdisabilityrights(at)gmail(dot)com. This is a combined campaign of Physical Plant and Wesleyan Students for Disability Rights.

Cycling Team Info Session

A message from Rory Stamp ’12:

Do you have a road bike? Do you like wearing spandex (who doesn’t)?

Then you should probably join Cardinal Velo, the Wesleyan Cycling Team! We compete against other colleges in the Eastern Collegiate Cycling Conference in the spring, and are open to all ability levels.

Refreshments will be provided.

When: Thursday, Feb. 09, 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Where: 6 Warren St.

Ride strong.

Give your input for the Middletown Bike Proposal!

Gabriela De Golia ’13 wants to see you riiide:

The upcoming grant proposal for a bikeway in Middletown is an exciting opportunity to make Middletown more bike friendly and bike safe! As of now, the proposed bikeway would connect Wesleyan with other parts of Middletown and the surrounding areas. It would include mostly “off road” trails, with helpful signage, curb cuts, street crossings, and bike storage lockers at Spear Park at the corner of Main and Williams St.

If you are interested in learning more about the bikeway proposal and giving some input, there will be a meeting tomorrow, November 29,  with Middletown’s Director of Planning, Conservation and Development, Bill Warner, who will present the proposal.. Public input on the details of the plan and support for the project is being sought.

This meeting will take place in Room 208 of City Hall, 245 DeKoven Drive, at 5:30 PM.

Ride onnnnnn!

Date:   Nov. 29
Time:   5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Place:   Room 208 of City Hall, 245 DeKoven Drive (behind the New England Emporium building)