Welcoming bike season with an amalgam of bike events in Burlington!
- Wingspan and arm’s length of raffle tickets for $10 and $5 respectively. They’ll hopefully win you some awesome prizes from all of our sponsors!
- Bici burritos! Spin the bike wheel to find your price in raffle tickets!
- Prom themed bike photos-dress accordingly!
- Live music from WRUV DJ’s!
- Café will be in full swing to serve you up your sprocket rocket or maple latté! Git pumped up!
Work it baby! Get sweaty and enjoy libations at this fine here event. Time to get them legs crankin’ again!
Not only will we be selling our discounted helmets again thanks to the great effort of Local Motion, we’ll also be tuning up students bikes by donation with help of our other awesome friends, Bike Recycle Vermont.
Reconsidering the Bicycle; An Anthropological Perspective on a New (Old) Thing
BUG is back @ Burlington’s own Maglianero Café with it’s 2nd Annual FUN!Raiser and we are stoked!
There will be copious amounts of raffle-able items from many of our awesome sponsors including Baileyworks, City Market, Skirack, Cabot, Urban Velo and many, many others. We’ll have live music from the UVM WRUV DJ’s and Friends + Family local musicians, an open café to get your Saturday night buzz started with caffeine and we’ll also be taking bike-theme “prom photos” (corsages included.) Get shmancy!
BUG headed back to Washington, DC yet again this year to rep VT and get an inside look at all the awesome efforts of bike enthusiasts/activists from across the nation.
The theme of the summit this year was “Bicycling Mean Business”, a theme that left us both ecstatic with the idea that bikes are more and more becoming a great source of economic revenue, but also left us searching for those who were there for the sake of meeting fellow bike enthusiasts and empowering others to hop on a bike. We found these people, and they were AWESOME. One of our favorites was an all female, DC based group called Black Women Bike. Check out their presentation from the summit:
Luis Vivanco, the ever-so-talented, bar-setting, bike-o-maniac, anthropologist-extraordinaire–but most importantly, Bike Users Group academic advisor, has just released his much-anticipated book “Reconsidering the Bicycle: An Anthropological Perspective on a New (Old) Thing” Nab yourself a copy here!
Noses are red,
Toes are blue,
You on your bike, drives us cuckoo!
Just wanting to say thanks for braving the cold and riding your bike throughout winter.
xoxo, happy valentines day,
Kristina Stoney and Nic Arney who are the in the middle of biking around the world will be in Burlington, Wed. Nov. 14, speaking at the University of Vermont.
Nic & Kristina have recently biked through Senegal, Mauritania, and Morocco, Turkey, Iran, Turkmenistan and Kyrgyzstan. (Other countries include Brazil, Argentina, Australia and Nevis — Next up Mongolia). Lots of adventures and video and clips to share.
Aiken Building, RM 110: Wednesday, Nov. 14. 7:00 p.m.
A Video Of The Team Biking Through The Alps:
We got a lot of good feedback from the Bike Summit this past Friday, we got a great idea of what needs to be done and where to start. Winter for BUG doesn’t mean settling down, it’s our time to really rev up our creative thinking and problem solving, so here’s what we’re thinking:
- We’ve got a new bike shop. We intend for this space to be a place of education–dedicated to sharing information regarding bicycle advocacy and repair. More than anything, this space will be used as a repair shop for our fleet of bikeshare bikes. Currently, we are working on coming up with an agreement on how we will operate and to what extent students will be able to use the shop openly. Our intention is not to be a place where students can get their own bikes fixed for free, but rather educate students about bike mechanic skills to empower them to fix their bikes and in exchange give back to the shop is ways not yet defined.
- With the advent of our new shop space, we will need experienced bike mechanics to be there to oversee. We are currently looking into getting work-study positions, if you are interested, and have some bike mechanic skills, please email email@example.com.
- By popular demand, we have decided to put in two more bike fix-it stations that you may have seen hanging out outside the Davis Center. Give your input at our facebook poll, https://www.facebook.com/UVMBUG?ref=hl.
- We know, we know. Don’t have to tell us, the bikeshare program is not user friendly, the current bicycles are cumbersome and awkward and many times students can’t check out a bike because the front desk staff at our hubs can’t figure out those insanely tech-y machines we currently have in use. Don’t worry–we’re currently exploring other avenues for the check-out systems as well as trying to expand the current options for the types of bicycles we can offer. It’s not an easy task and may take awhile, but we assure you, we’re working on it.
- This Spring! After the success of our Bike Auction last year at Maglianero, we’re currently starting planning our 2nd Annual Bike Auction! We’ll let you know when that will be, save your pennies!
Come see this exciting talk on the history of biking in Burlington from Luis Vivanco!
“Of Wheelmen, the New Woman, and Good Roads: Historical Perspectives on Bicycling in Burlington, 1880-1920“
UVM Associate Professor of Anthropology
Director, Global and Regional Studies Program
Tuesday, October 9, 7:30 pm
Billings North Lounge
Billings Library, UVM
for more info: http://www.uvm.edu/~crvt
This talk is co-sponsored by the Center for Research on Vermont and the Transportation Research Center.