April is Active Transportation Month

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.

Bookmark this webpage to stay up to date and get ready to participate! If you wish to help make Active Transportation Month a success, please email


Schedule of Events


BIKE TUNE-UPS // 2 locations and 4 dates, 11am-2pm
Partner bike shops Big Shark Bicycles and Velofix will be offering two free bike tune-up sessions in the Edison Courtyard outside of the DUC on the Danforth Campus, and two sessions 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!

NOTE for Danforth: In case of inclement weather, we’ll relocate the tune-up in the Athletic Center (Sumers). A notice will be posted on this webpage the morning of the tune-up in case of relocation.

BREAKFAST FOR BIKERS // Friday, April 20 from 7am to 9am at Kaldi’s coffee on De Mun.
Free coffee and pastries offered to all bike commuters by Kaldi’s coffee! Bike to work, meet fellow active commuters and learn about resources for bikers at WashU and beyond. This event is co-sponsored by Trailnet.


BIKE RIDE TO EARTH DAY // Saturday, April 21 – departure from the Danforth campus.
Join us for a pedal-powered excursion to Forest Park, where the 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 Earth Day values, as well as showcasing local entertainment and local Green Dining Alliance restaurants.”

Using sustainable transportation to get to the festival is one of several things you can do to earn a prize through the Earth Day challenge!  More details soon.


BIKE CARE AND REPAIR CLASS //  NEW DATE AND TIME: Thursday, April 26 from 5:15pm to 6:15pm in the  Church parking lot next to the Hitzeman House, on the S40 of the Danforth campus.
Francesca DeRanzo, owner and operator of our local Velofix mobile bike shop, will be teaching us about bike maintenance: year-long and occasional repairs. Bring your bike for this hands-on workshop!


Old favorite offering, the Active Transportation Challenge brings together teams of faculty, staff, and students to use alternative forms of transportation when commuting to WashU: walking, biking, carpooling, vanpooling, and taking the train or the bus are all alternatives to Single Occupancy Vehicles that will be recognized during the Challenge.

Click here for more info on the prizes and how to participate.