FARMINGTON – The UMF Green Campus Coalition will sponsor a “Bike to UMF Day” on Wednesday, May 4. Everyone is invited to ride their bike to work that day. Festivities at noon on Mantor Library Green will include healthful snacks and brief remarks by UMF President Theo Kalikow, Assistant Professor of Geology Doug Reusch and long-distance cyclists Jasper Walsh and Brent Hall.

Since everyone wins with energy conservation, awards will be distributed. A group bike ride around town, led by Kalikow, will follow the festivities at the green.

In the afternoon, Northern Lights will offer bicycle maintenance and fitting workshops on Mantor Green. Brent Hall, who has cycled across the U.S., will give a slide presentation at 3 p.m. in the Student Center, Room CR123, on biking and sustainability. He will bike from Bangor for the event.

The coalition is sponsoring the event to highlight the advantages of bicycles.

Bicycles use no fossil fuels and produce no by-products while affording enjoyment and benefits to the body and mind. They present an alternative to a dependence on cars and are highly symbolic of how technology may be applied intelligently. The coalition intends for the day to promote and encourage a bicycle culture’ in the community.

Rain date will be Thursday, May 5. For more information, contact Doug Reusch at [email protected]

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