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Coastal Carolina University to introduce new bike program at health event

March 8, 2010

Coastal Carolina University will host Bike for Your Health Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 10 on Prince Lawn. The event is designed to encourage faculty, staff and students to bike to work and class, and to educate on the benefits of biking, not only for the environment but for personal health as well. The event will also launch the new campus bike program Coastal Couriers.

Bike for Your Health Day will include music, bike relay races, and information tables on bike shops and local biking. Public safety officer Tom Mezzapelle also will be registering bikes on campus for students from 10 to 11 a.m. Free tea, coffee and fruit will be available to anyone riding their bike to or around campus that day.

Coastal Couriers was created in an effort to reduce pollution caused by automobiles. The program includes five bikes donated by the Conway Lions Club, and two bikes purchased by the Office of Student Affairs. The bike are available for use by the University community. Community members will sign out each bike and receive a key to the lock, and will return the key and sign the bike back in after use. No bike will be checked out for longer than 30 minutes per person.

Bikes will be placed at Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts, Spadoni College of Education, E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration, R. Cathcart Smith Science Center, Lib Jackson Student Center, Edward M. Singleton Building and Waccamaw Hall.

For more information, contact Sustainability Coordinator Marissa Mitzner at 843-349-2389.