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Switching gears for UCLA Bike Month

Faculty member and grad students in a classroom

May is National Bike Month — a time to highlight the many benefits of biking, acknowledge our campus riding community and encourage more Bruins to give two wheels a try by sharing resources that support biking at UCLA.

“Riding a bicycle is a solution to curbing the dreads of Los Angeles commuting! It helps you get in shape, get your mind right, is good for the environment and helps your community,” said Nate Woiwode, supervisor of the UCLA Bike Shop. “You can make new friends in the bike lane and add joy to your life.”

A nationally recognized Gold-level Bicycle Friendly University, UCLA offers programs, classes, racks and lockers for parking, DIY repair stands, commuting benefits for riding, and a campus advisory committee devoted to making biking even better for Bruins — in addition to the in-house bike shop located at the John Wooden Center.

Michelle Castelletto, an associate staff scientist in microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics, has biked to UCLA for 13 years and believes more people need to know that’s an option. “Los Angeles has perfect weather for biking and most of it is flat,” she said. “Lots of people bike, you can bike — and it’s fun.” 

Join UCLA Transportation for the rest of May as we provide information in weekly blog posts, host online activities, deploy a bike survey and offer mobile repair services around campus.

Read the full story on UCLA Newsroom.