Get Spoke'd for UMD Bike Week: April 3 to April 7

Faculty and Staff
Sustainable Transportation

Get on your bikes and ride!

The University of Maryland Department of Transportation Services (DOTS) and University Recreation and Wellness (RecWell) have partnered to host a week of cycling fun during this year’s UMD Bike Week, April 3 to April 7.

Bike Week is an annual event that highlights cycling programs on and around campus, builds community among university cyclists, and encourages biking as a means for commuting sustainably.

“Spring is here! We know you have places to go. Let’s get there together using one of our favorite sustainable vehicles - the bicycle! Join us for our annual Bike Week celebration -  jam-packed with opportunities to dust off your bike, pick up DIY maintenance & safety tips, and explore riding paths in the area” says Marta Woldu, who manages the Sustainable Transportation program at the university. 

Bike week 2023 events

Bike Week Kick-Off: Gear Up!

Monday, April 3, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. | STAMP, Entrance by the bus slip

Stop by our table for your campus biking & scooting needs! Protect your shell and swing by our table for a free helmet! Need U-lock, or lights? We’ll have them at student discounted prices of $20 each. You’ll find helpful info about registering your bike, our bike commuter incentive program, our rainy day program, bike storage, and more. Also featured will be the new Sustainable Outreach E-Bike!

Bike Bus & Breakfast

Tuesday, April 4,  8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. | Riverdale Town Center (MARC Train)
Registration Required | Cost: Free

Bike commuting is more fun with buddies! Grab your bike and meet us on the trail at the Riverdale Town Center and be a part of our bike bus to campus! Ride will end at the Bike Commuter Lot with hot coffee and breakfast treats! 

Pedal Power: Bike Blended Smoothie

Wednesday, April 5, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. | UMD Farmers Market

The Bike Blender is back by popular demand at the UMD Farmers Market. The faster you pedal on our special stationary bike, the creamier your smoothie is! All supplies provided, except the renewable energy—you’ll supply that with your pedal power. Stop by the SustainableUMD table for a bike blended-treat while learning about bicycling and sustainability on campus.

Flat Repair Clinic

Wednesday, April 5, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. | RecWell Bike Shop
Registration Required | Cost: $5 

One of the essential skills to maintain your bike is fixing a flat tire. Learn it here in this one hour clinic! Our instructor will walk you through the essential steps in identifying and repairing flat tires.

Bike Bus & Burritos  (Happy Hour Social Ride!)

Thursday, April 6, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. | Regents Drive Garage, UMD Bike Commuter Lot
Registration Required | Free tacos for the first 20 registrants

🌯 🚲 Discover key connections to off-campus trails, public transit, and tacos by bicycle (Don’t have a bike or helmet? We can lend you one!). Learn tips and tricks for getting around campus from the College Park Metro (WMATA Green Line) via the Trolley Trail into the heart of campus and to great local eateries. First, we’ll start our ride at the UMD Bike Commuter Lot, located by the Regents Drive Garage’s north entrance. Next, we’ll bike through local trails and residential streets to get to the College Park Metro. Finally, we’ll end our ride with a happy hour social at Taquería Habanero right by campus. Complimentary tacos will be provided for the first 20 people who RSVP as a thank you for pedaling! Looking forward to seeing you there! 

Afternoon Mountain Bike Ride

Friday, April 7, 3:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. | Burtonsville, MD
Registration Required | Cost: $30 

Mountain biking is exhilarating and fun - come give it a try with the Adventure Program! This trip is designed to give new riders the required knowledge and skills to tackle some of the best dirt trails in the area. Adventure Program Trip Leaders will provide some on-campus instruction before heading out to Fairland Recreational Park for some afternoon on-trail adventure.