Bike Month - May 2017

Join fellow UD faculty, staff and students for Bike Month 2017. All are invited, and all events are free and organized by your friends on the UD Bike Committee. Registration appreciated where noted. To register for these events, click here.

The UD Bike Committee is a group of volunteers whose goals are to build the reputation of the University of Dayton as an employer that supports community building through healthy and sustainable lifestyles. We engage faculty, staff, students and the wider community to promote bike awareness and safety and encourage wellness, eco-responsibility and livable communities.

Participation in events qualifies for 10 Activity Health Tracker points, if eligible, with a maximum of 30 points for Bike Month events.

Get ready to ride!

Saturday, April 22, noon - 4 p.m., Old River Park
Join Campus Rec in this celebration of Earth Day with outdoor activities. Learn more here.
EarthDay ride — meet at 11 a.m. at RecPlex for an hour ride along the Great Miami River toward RiverScape and back, ending at EarthFest. Led by Eileen Maloney and Austin O’Gara. Bring your own bike or check out a bike (free for Rec members or $8 for a day Rec membership). Registration appreciated.

Miles to Go
April 29 - May 5
Campus Rec encourages students to find healthy ways to reduce the stress during finals week, including checking out RecBikes and pedaling around.

Partner Event - Cycle Chat
Monday, May 1, 6 - 8:30 p.m., Miamisburg
Five Rivers MetroParks presents a Cycle Chat featuring an 11.5-mile ride and conversation at Star Brewing with Bertie Ford, founder of Black Girls Do Bike.

Partner Event - Go With the Flow Yoga
Monday, May 15, 6 p.m., RiverScape
Start off National Bike Week with Go W/ The Flow Yoga, presented by Five Rivers MetroParks.

Wellness Brown Bag Lunch
Tuesday, May 16, 12-12:50 p.m., Kennedy Union 331
Join fellow faculty and staff as they lunch and learn about bicycling from Randy Ryberg of Five Rivers MetroParks. Registration appreciated.

Fly Ride
Tuesday, May 16, 5 p.m., RecPlex
Faculty, staff and students are invited for a friendly ride from campus along the river toward Miamisburg and back again led by Mary Buchwalder. Open to all; bring a friend. Bring your own bike or check out a bike (free for Campus Rec members or $8 for a day Rec membership). Weather permitting. Maps of Miami Valley bike trails will be available. Registration appreciated.

Bike to Work Day
Friday, May 19, 7 - 9 a.m., RiverScape
Enjoy free pancakes and good company with bicyclists from UD and throughout the region, plus help Team UD retain our place as the Workplace Challenge champions by having the most riders register at RiverScape under the name “Team UD.” The region’s annual Bike to Work pancake breakfast is hosted by Five Rivers MetroParks. Rain or shine (canceled in case of dangerous weather, like lightning); please wear your helmet. Registration appreciated.

Starting location: Meet in front of RecPlex by 7 a.m. to ride with the group, or meet us at RiverScape by 8:15 a.m. for a group photo on the west side of the stage. You can join Team UD for a ride back to campus, with groups leaving at 8:15, 8:30 and 8:45 a.m.

Who: Wellness T-shirts are available to the first 25 who register. Faculty and staff (active or retired), undergraduate and graduate students, friends and family are all welcome; encourage them to register at RiverScape as Team UD. To get your pancakes more quickly, sign up ahead of time with MetroParks and move to the rapid check-in line when you arrive.

Bikes: Bring your own; grab a Link Bike; or check out a RecBike from RecPlex. RecBikes are available for all campus riders for the Bike to Work Day breakfast ride. Reserve a bike by visiting or calling the RecPlex Welcome Desk (9-2704) or main office (9-2731) during open hours. Reserved bikes may be picked up from the RecPlex Equipment Issuance Desk between 6:30 and 6:45 a.m. on the day of the ride. A UD ID card and signed digital waiver are required at checkout. Reserved bikes not checked out by 6:45 will be released to ready riders onsite. Email Amber Dierking at with questions. No fee or Campus Rec membership required.

Indoor Cycling Event
Friday, May 19, 12 - 12:45 p.m., Studio A, RecPlex
Faculty and Staff Wellness is hosting an open session. Come and try spinning and cycling, featuring a class taught by Willie Morris. Registration appreciated. Please contact if you would like to participate.

Bit by the Biking Bug
Tuesday, May 30, noon, Outdoor Engagement Center, 438 Stonemill Road
You’ve enjoyed the events Bike Month has offered ... but now what? Bring your lunch and chat with a panel of faculty and staff who can offer tips about where and how to ride for fun, for exercise, for commuting and more. Students, faculty and staff are welcome. Registration appreciated.

Events are coordinated by the UD Bike Committee, Wellness and Campus Recreation, with coordination from our partner, Five Rivers MetroParks. For additional information, email

And keep biking all year long with a UD discounted membership for Link Bikes. Click the Link - Dayton Bike Share for more information.

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