Has it been eleven years already? During this week in 2008, FABB used its blog to help promote the first annual Bike to Mason Day, which we also helped to plan. It was clear then that there was great potential for cycling to and on the George Mason University campus.
The campus Transportation Department has been a great partner with FABB because of its strong interest in promoting bicycling to relieve parking and traffic problems and to help reduce the university’s carbon footprint. We have continued to work with these GMU officials over the years. Last fall, we joined them in preparing and offering bicycle classes for students and staff. Inclement weather forced us to cancel some of the classes, but we are returning to the campus in April to offer another round of basic bicycling skills instruction.
Bike to Mason Day is still an ongoing event for GMU students and staff. This year biking will be celebrated at the various campuses as follows:
- Fairfax: Tuesday, April 23, 7am-3pm, Merten Lawn
- SciTech: Wednesday, April 24, 10am-2pm, Colgan Front Patio
- Arlington: Thursday, April 25, 3-7pm, Founders Hall Plaza
The Bike Lane will be at all three events offering free bike checks.