Tag Archives: biking

Orientation Bike Ride Through Middletown


From the kid who runs faster than Usain Bolt and still has time to be a Sustainability Intern, Ari Lewenstein ’16:

Hey 2017! Interested in exploring Middletown? Interested in going for a bike ride? Interested in meeting some of the awesome people from the Sustainability Office? This is the event for you! Come meet us out front of Exley at 1pm on Sunday and come for a nice leisurely bike ride through Middletown. We’ll be pointing out good restaurants to eat at and we’ll catch you up on the sustainability groups and initiatives that are active at Wesleyan. Please bring your own bike and helmet (or borrow a friend’s), we’ll see you there!

Date: Tomorrow, September 8th
Time: 1-3pm
Place: Church Street side of Exley

Overland Summer Programs Information Session

As a proud Overland alum, I felt the need to write this post personally (side note: I am IN the profile picture for the Overland Facebook event). From Rachel Berman at the Career Center:

Overland is hiring exceptional college students to lead summer programs. We offer hiking, biking, service, language, field studies and writing programs to students in grades 4-12. Program locations include New England, Nova Scotia, Blue Ridge, Western US and Pacific Coast, Alaska, Hawaii, Virgin Islands, Costa Rica, South America, Tanzania and Europe. Our staff of 130 leaders and support staff spend 10 days training and 6 weeks leading or supporting programs. We are looking for Wesleyan students who are responsible, fun, dynamic and love working with kids.

Date: Monday, October 29
Time: 6pm
Place: Olson Commons, Career Center
Facebook: Here it is again

Bike Generators

Like to bike? Afraid of motion (just look at my first physics quiz)? My, does Katie McLaughlin ’15 have an offer for you!

Last year Wesleyan’s bike generators powered a film screening and a concert. We are now getting ready for our first event (PUMPKIN FEST) and need people to help with the bikes! Please come to our meeting tomorrow night in sign language house (64 Lawn) at 7:45!

Also, if you have an event and want to use the generators please email kmclaughlin(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.

Date: Tomorrow, October 4th
Time: 7:45pm
Location: Sign House, 64 Lawn

Cardinal Velo Group Ride

Julian Azaret ’13 wants to ride a human-powered, pedal-driven, single-track vehicle avec vous:

First group ride open to all. We will ride about 20mi at a leisurely pace, no drop, come enjoy beautiful weather.

Meet outside Weshop.

Date: Sunday, September 2
Time: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Place: meet outside WeShop
Cost: Free

This event is also a friendly local reminder that the day of glory has arrived: WeShop has come out of its seasonal hibernation.

A Very Wesleyan Vermont Bike ’n Brewery Free Ride

Beer, biking, and the great state of Vermont. Most of my deepest fantasies involve at least two of those delights. Wesleyan alumni and all-around bodacious dudes Greg Brodsky ’99 and Scott Cavanaugh ’99 apparently dream in a similar language, which is why they’ve taken it upon themselves to plan and, later this month, lead a “Vermont Bike and Brewery Challenge,” also known as “Pretty Much The Greatest Thing Ever.” Eric Swack ’14, who’s also involved (intergenerational Wesleyan bonding, here we come!), writes in with some of the key details:

Wes alums Greg Brodsky ’99 and Scott Cavanaugh ’99 are organizing a bike tour of Vermont breweries this August, run through Scott’s Mount Major Adventures. Vermont is a premier destination for both cycling, with its tranquil county roads, as well as beer, as it boasts the most breweries per capita of any state. We will visit over half of the breweries in the state, including The Alchemist, makers of the renowned Heady Topper! The trip runs August 25 – 29, and participants are welcome to join for as much or as little of the ride as they please, so join them for a day, a weekend or the full experience. The trip is free, so you do have to buy your own beer. Lodging and other info can be found on the site here.

Calling For WesBikes Coordinators

Sophia Park ’14 has got a bike, you can ride it if you like, it’s got a basket, a bell that rings, and things to make it look good:

Are you staying on campus over the summer? Are you interested in coordinating and distributing bikes over this summer?

WesBikes is looking for summer coordinators, as well as train for the position in the coming fall semester. This will be a great opportunity to learn how to work with the WSA, Physical Plant, Student Account, and P-Safe officers.

If interested, please email Sophia at ypark(at)wesleyan(dot)edu by Sunday, May 6th with the following information:

  • Name
  • Class Year
  • Relevant management and leadership experiences

Due: May 6
Contact: ypark@wes

Bike Generator Interest Meeting

If you are intrigued by bike generators, alternative energy sources, human hamsters, Sam Long ’12, or any combination of the above, this new student group is for you:

Are you passionate about alternative energy? Are you interested in seeing more alternative energy on campus? Do you know anything about bikes or harnessing energy from human hamsters?

I received funding through the green fund to purchase a group of ten bike generators capable of powering 3000W of energy. I am a senior and unable to see out the future of the project. I hope to meet with a group of interested students and form a student group surrounding the equipment and its maintenance. I need to be able to pass on the equipment to a team of individuals, preferably underclassmen. If you are interested please get in touch with me at slong(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.

There will be an interest meeting on Wednesday at the College of the Environment next to DKE at 4:30. The COE is located next to DKE at 284 High Street.

Date: Wednesday, March 7
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Place: College of the Environment, 284 High

Show support for the bike path proposal tonight!

In case you hadn’t heard, 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.

To meet the grant application deadline of December 21, this matter needs to come before the Common Council at the Monday, Dec. 5, 7 p.m. meeting — that is, tonight.

If you would like to see this proposal happen, go to City Hall at 7PM tonight to show your support!
Date: Today
Time: 7 PM
Place: City Hall, 245 deKoven Drive (behind the New England Food Emporium building)

Cycling Club Info Session

Rory Stamp ’12 wants you to enjoy working off that Freshman (or Sophomore . . . or Junior or Senior) 15:

Whether you’re a racer, recreational enthusiast, or just like taking long cruises on your fixie, come to an information session for the Wesleyan Cycling Club.  We’ll discuss upcoming races, fun rides, and scheduling group rides for all abilities. Don’t forget your bike!!

  • Date:Today, Sept. 21
  • Time: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Place: OutHouse, 132 High St. (Across from the Butts Parking Lot)

LEGIT Will Help You Help Your Bike

Angus McCullough ’10 says:

Want to get your bike tuned up for free? Want to a buy a bike for cheap? Want to learn how to do both of these things?

Come and talk to LEGIT, the resident bike mechanic cooperative on campus. We’ll be holding hours this weekend and next to get your two wheels in tip top shape.

LEGIT is usually turning wrenches and spinning wheels outside Hi-Rise on Fridays and Saturdays from 1-4 PM. Today, though, their hours will be from 2:30 – 4. Who knows why. Hipsters are such flakes. Great mustaches, though.

Date: Fridays and Saturdays
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Place: Outside Hi-Rise