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UO will hold award ceremony for Silver Bike Friendly award

Posted by on May 2nd, 2011 at 9:54 am

University of Oregon in Eugene was recognized as a Silver level Bike Friendly University by the League of American Bicyclists. To mark the occasion, there will be a ceremony on May 5th featuring League President Andy Clarke and UO President Richard Lariviere.

Check out the details below…

May 5th ceremony will recognize UO as Bike Friendly University

What: UO Silver Bike Friendly University Awards Ceremony

Where: On the steps of Johnson Hall, 1226 University of Oregon, Eugene

When: Thursday, May 5th 3:15 -4:00 PM

The League of American Bicyclists has honored the University of Oregon with a Silver-level Bike Friendly University award. The designation places UO in the top 20 bicycle friendly universities in the nation. Although UO scored well, much work remains for UO to compete with platinum-rated Stanford, a fellow Pac-10 school.

On Thursday, May 5th, Andy Clarke, President of the League of American Bicyclists, will visit Eugene to present University President Richard Lariviere with UO’s silver award and inspire us to reach for platinum!

Speeches at the Award Ceremony by Clarke, Lariviere, and Ted Sweeney, UO Bike Program Coordinator. The event takes place on the steps of Johnson Hall, the University of Oregon administration building, on 13th ave, beginning promptly at 3:15pm. The event will be bike-powered by the UO Bike Program. Refreshments will be served.

Clarke will additionally give a public presentation regarding how UO stacks up nationally as a Bike Friendly University and what role universities have as change agents. That event will be held in Lawrence 206, 6:30 PM.

More about LiveMove: http://pages.uoregon.edu/livemove/
More about the Bike Friendly University Program: http://www.bikeleague.org/programs/bicyclefriendlyamerica/bicyclefriendlyuniversity/index.php
More about UO Bike Program: http://outdoorprogram.uoregon.edu/uo-bike-program/

For more information, please contact Ted Sweeney, UO Bike Program Coordinator. bikes@uoregon.edu, (503) 737-4419

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