Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.61
Liaison Margaret Lo
Submission Date Sept. 28, 2012
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STARS v1.2

Ball State University
OP-T2-27: Facilities for Bicyclists

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Sue Weller
Facilities Business Services & Transportation
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Does the institution have indoor and secure bike storage, shower facilities, and lockers for bicycle commuters in at least one building?:

A brief description of the facilities:

The Ball State University Bike Hub, located in the Student Recreation & Wellness Center’s Outdoor Pursuits office (SRWC 133), encourages the popular and beneficial use of biking as an important mode of transportation and recreational sport. The Bike Hub has scheduled bike rides and clinics each semester to promote the importance of bike safety and proper bike maintenance. The Bike Hub also provides campus information about biking on campus, end-of-commute amenities for commuter bicyclists and bike rentals. The Facilities department has installed approximately 2,000 outdoor bike racks throughout campus, which can accommodate 3,200 bicycles. The Office of Housing and Residence Life has indoor bike rooms in select buildings and they also rent 200 fully enclosed waterproof bike lockers to students living on campus. Public Safety provides instructional pamphlets for bicycle users, and the opportunity to register their bikes. Main street on campus are signed with "Share the Road" signs. The university has free daily lockers and shower facilities for bicycle commuters in the Student Recreation and Wellness Center (SRWC) and Ball Gym facilities. The McKinley Mile Bike Race is an annual event and is considered to be one of the oldest campus traditions at Ball State University. It has its roots that can be traced back to the Lambda Chi Alpha's Bike-A-Thon which began in 1951. The McKinely Mile includes two bike races: the 24-mile bike race for experienced cyclists, and the 7.2-mile race for novice riders. The event is open to full-time undergraduate or graduate student enrolled at the university. Each year Ball State University encourages its employees to participate in Bike-to-Work Day during the month of May. The event is sponsored by the university's Working Well Program. For those participating in Bike-to-Work Day, supervisored may approve casual dress attire on the day of the event. Near campus students and employees frequent the Cardinal Greenway which is part of Indiana's longest paved rails-to-trails corridor.

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