Active Transportation Month Returns this April

Join the Office of Sustainability, Parking and Transportation Services and friends for a month of exciting events centered around Active Transportation!

With many fun and educational events throughout the month of April, we aim to recognize and support our active commuters, encourage current drivers to utilize alternative transportation, educate about mobility and safety on campus pathways, and gain a better understanding of the WashU community’s transportation patterns and challenges.

Schedule of Events

BIKE TUNE-UPS // 2 locations and 3 dates, 11am-2pm
Partner bike shops Big Shark Bicycle Company and Velofix will be offering two free bike tune-up sessions in the Edison Courtyard outside of the DUC on the Danforth Campus, and one session at the Medical School Campus Hope Plaza. Bike maps, bells, lights, and other fun gear will be available for all car-free commuters, experienced or newbies to make your riding experience safer and more enjoyable. So if you haven’t shifted your commute yet, April is the time to do it!

Sign up here to receive a reminder email the day before the tune-up of your choice.


BREAKFAST FOR BIKERS // Friday, April 19 from 7am to 9am at Kaldi’s on DeMun.
For this Trailnet signature event, free coffee and pastries are offered to all bike commuters passing by (thanks Kaldi’s coffee!). Bike to work, meet fellow active commuters and learn about resources for bikers in the St. Louis region.


METROLINK RIDE TO THE FOOD ROOF // Saturday, April 20 – departure from the Danforth campus at 11a, return around 2:30p.
Celebrate public transit and urban agriculture at its finest!  Register now to take a ride on the Metrolink to the Food Roof, a rooftop farm in downtown St. Louis. Participants will get a chance to tour the 10,000 square foot farm, sample some of local produce and see the way the Food Roof’s innovative approach to farming. There may even be some opportunities to get your hands in the dirt and contribute to the caring of the space!

This will be a great opportunity to experience the local Metro system as a group and to explore your home city in an original way! Please come with a Metro ticket or U-Pass. All full-time students are eligible for a free U-Pass with WashU Parking and Transportation Services. If you don’t have already one, request your U-Pass here!

Participation for this is limited to 30 people. Fill this form to RSVP.


BIKE RIDE TO EARTH DAY FESTIVAL IN FOREST PARK // Saturday, April 27 – departure from the Danforth campus around 11a. More details soon.
Join us for a pedal-powered excursion to Forest Park, where the 30th St. Louis Earth Day Festival will be kicking off. The festival is a community tradition to learn about sustainable products and services offered by local businesses and organizations, meet local area non-profits that share Earthday 365 values, as well as showcasing local entertainment and local Green Dining Alliance restaurants.

This year for the first time, students of the “Cycles” class will be joining us for the ride, along with the few human-powered vehicles built from discarded bikes as part of the class. We look forward to seeing the results of this semester-long studio!