FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kristin Trehearne Lane
Loyola University Chicago Participates
in Bike2Campus Week
Chicagoland Competition Encourages
Healthy and Sustainable Lifestyles
CHICAGO, April 16, 2015 – Loyola University Chicago will participate in the second annual Bike2Campus Week April 20-24. Bike2Campus, facilitated by the Chicagoland Bike 2 Campus Coalition (CB2CC), is a five-day alternative transit event challenging Chicagoland university students, faculty, and staff to utilize their bicycles.
The event also encourages participants to learn bike safety tips, reduce emissions, practice healthy lifestyles, and enjoy the ride. As part of Bike2Campus Week the organization will hold a competition; participants can track their trips and share progress via social media platforms. At the end of the week, those who log the most trips for their institution or post photos online using the hashtag #ChiBike2Campus will be awarded prizes, which include a year-long DIVVY membership.
During Bike2Campus Week, participating institutions will plan safe, fun and engaging events around the city; Loyola will host rides from the Lake Shore Campus to various destinations. The week will end at Critical Mass, a ride that takes cyclists through downtown Chicago on the last Friday of each month.
CB2CC’s professional representatives focus on multiple components of campus sustainability such as behavior change, infrastructure and academics. Other institutions participating in Bike2Campus Week include City Colleges of Chicago, Columbia College Chicago, Dominican University, Illinois Institute of Technology, The University of Chicago, and The University of Illinois at Chicago.
About Loyola University Chicago
Founded in 1870, Loyola University Chicago is one of the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic universities, with nearly 16,000 students. More than 10,000 undergraduates hailing from all 50 states and 82 countries call Loyola home. The University has four campuses: three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy, as well as course locations in Beijing, China; Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Vernon Hills, Illinois (Cuneo Mansion and Gardens); and a Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois. The University features 11 schools and colleges, including the Quinlan School of Business, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Stritch School of Medicine, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Communication, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, School of Education, School of Law, School of Social Work, Graduate School, and Arrupe College of Loyola University Chicago. Consistently ranked a top national university by U.S. News & World Report, Loyola is also among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations like the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service. To learn more about Loyola, visit LUC.edu, “like” us at Facebook.com/LoyolaChicago, or follow us on Twitter via @LoyolaChicago or @LoyolaNewsroom.
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