In addition to loaning bikes to Utah State University students free of charge, Aggie Blue Bikes focuses on promoting bike education through a series of workshops and events. This fall, the program is sponsoring the first USU Bike Week, Oct. 19-23. “Bike Week is an opportunity for students to show their support for good air quality by participating in events that may be a little out of the norm, like a pedal-powered concert,” said Adam Christensen, program coordinator at Aggie Blue Bikes. Crafted in the Aggie Blue Bikes workshop, the carbon-free, pedal-powered system relies solely on the energy created from pedaling and can power virtually any electronic device, including amplifiers. The pedal-powered concert, featuring Julia Mecham, Ryan Morse and the Angels Share, is Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Taggart Student Center auditorium. A $3 donation is appreciated and free Ibis hot chocolate and coffee will be served to those who bring a mug, the cost is $1 without a mug. The week begins with a free chain lube and bike adjustment station on the TSC patio Monday, Oct. 19, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. On Oct. 20, a bike maintenance class will be taught by Sunrise Cyclery at 7 p.m. in the Aggie Blue Bikes workshop (located on USU’s campus at 700 North between the Nelson Field House and the Military Science building). Participants will learn how to adjust brakes and derailleurs and how to maintain a bicycle. Friday, Oct. 23, is “bike to school day.” Anyone riding a bike on Friday will receive free breakfast from the Aggie Blue Bikes feed station set up near the TSC patio from 7:30-10:30 a.m. For more information or questions, call Aggie Blue Bikes at 797-0964 ext.3 or visit its blog, www.aggiebluebikes.blogspot.com.
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