Keep It Rolling
UNC Asheville celebrates alternative transportation with Bicycle Bonanza
(August 30, 2013)
Bulldogs love bicycles. That’s just a fact at UNC Asheville. They’re easy on the environment and a breeze to park on campus, and there’s nothing like coasting down University Heights with your book bag on your back and the wind in your hair.
“We want to encourage cycling as a more sustainable and healthy mode of transportation in the UNC Asheville community,” said Julie Tierney, co-director of the Student Environmental Center. So UNC Asheville has just installed it’s very own do-it-yourself bicycle repair station in front of Zeis Hall.
With a pump for deflated tires, a wrench for loose handlebars, and everything in between, the DIY bike repair station will help cyclists keep their vehicles in top shape.
UNC Asheville celebrated the repair station’s installation with a Bulldog Bicycle Bonanza, which included workshops on bicycle safety and maintenance from experts in the local government and nonprofits, like Asheville On Bikes. Chancellor Anne Ponder and Tierney shared the honor of the ribbon-cutting, which was actually a bicycle tube in this case.