October is Bike Safety Month! As cycling becomes increasingly popular on campus, it’s important for motorists and cyclists to know how to share the road. All month, the Department of Transportation Services is promoting bike safety through free group bike rides, lunch-and-learn classes and pop-up events. You can also find signage across campus encouraging bike safety.
The full list of activities is available on the DOTS website at go.umd.edu/bikesafe. Everyone at UMD is encouraged to demonstrate their commitment to sharing the road by taking the Bike Safety Pledge at go.umd.edu/sharetheroad.
On Friday, October 12, DOTS is hosting the first-ever Homecoming Bike Ride! From 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., DOTS and Maryland Milestones will lead a guided bike tour of the Anacostia Tributary Trail. You'll see and hear about historic points of town, visit Lake Artemesia and stop at the Whole Foods for a snack/lunch break!
The tour includes 40 minutes of riding time, with additional time for lunch and stops. Riders are responsible for purchasing their own food at Whole Foods. Registration is required for this event.
Remember: Same Roads, Same Rules. We hope to see you at our campus bike safety events!