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April 20, 2009
Susan Beasy Latto, Director, UMD Public Relations 218 726-8830
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Mindy Granley, UMD Sustainability Coordinator 218 726-8198

UMD Sets First-Ever
April 23

On April 23, the first-ever "UMD Bike to School Fest" takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. outside the Kirby Student Center Bus Hub.

The purpose of the event is to encourage UMD staff, faculty and students to tread a bit more gently on the earth. Everyone is invited to bike to school, then to stop by to get information on local trails, register for prizes, and to find out more about the many biking experiences available in Duluth.

Tables from local organizations and businesses will be located outside near the Kirby Center Bus Hub. (see complete list below)

The event is sponsored by the UMD Student Sustainability Coalition and the UMD Cycling Club.

Student biking.

More Information on "UMD BIKE TO SCHOOL FEST":

PURPOSE: to encourage student, staff, and faculty to bike to school. Biking to school will help UMD to become a more sustainable campus, reduce our campus carbon footprint, encourage a more bike-friendly city and neighborhood, and promote better health for students. This outdoor event will allow students to gather together with their bikes, tour the different tables, get their bikes examined to see if they need repairs, and fill out a survey about issue biking on campus and around Duluth- and win prizes!


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