Save the Date: Learn to Ride Class
Want to experience the joys of biking but haven't gotten around to learning? Now is your chance! This class, held on Mason’s Fairfax Campus in Parking Lot C, is for those who have not learned to ride and are ready to learn now. The Fairfax Alliance for Better Bicycling (FABB) team of certified instructors will teach you the basics as you learn at your own pace.
Date: Saturday, October 2
Location: Parking Lot C
Cost for Mason students, faculty, and staff: $10
Link to more information and Registration
Video of a L2R (Learn to Ride) Class courtesy of the Fairfax Alliance for Better Bicycling (FABB)
Save the Date: Abandoned Bike Sale
Date: Friday, September 24
Location: Lot C
Link to Registration
We have about 85-90 bikes to sell. This year will be a little different than past sales. To space out customers, we will have an online registration page so you can sign up for a time to come by in 15-minute increments; walk-in customers won't be permitted. One bike per customer. Mason community only.
Questions? Contact us at 3-2828 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Be mindful of social distancing at bike racks when parking/retrieving your bike.
- Wear gloves, wash hands, or use hand sanitizer after using bike pumps/fix-it stations.
- Be prepared to sanitize your bike's high touch areas (e.g. handles, brakes, etc.).
- Bike Commuter Choice participants: please see the Mason Recreation page re: showers - they're open!
Biking Resources at Mason
- All public buses and Mason Shuttles are outfitted with bike racks.
- There is a map of bike lanes, racks, shelters, and pumps located on the Fairfax campus, a map of bike racks on the SciTech campus and Arlington campus as well as a list of bike pumps and fix it stations by campus.
- A Capital Bikeshare station is located on the Arlington Campus.
Biking Programs at Mason
- Register your bike with Parking and Transportation to receive a free U-lock, bike lights and safety information. Student registration is valid for 5 years and for faculty/staff, the registration is valid for the duration of their employment. Students, faculty, and staff who live off-campus and do not own a parking permit will also receive 2 daily complimentary parking passes (general lots) per semester upon request when registering their bike.
- Bike Commuter Choice (Faculty/Staff only): Faculty and staff are eligible for 4 different tiers of support based upon how often and how far you bike to work.
- Patriot Bike Check Out Program: Will re-launch on Tuesday, September 7, 2021.
- Check out one of ten bikes available at the RAC/AFC at no cost Monday through Thursday for a one-day check-out by showing your valid Mason ID. Check it out on Friday or Saturday and have it until Sunday night. Check a bike out at either location and return it to the one that is most convenient. This pilot is brought to the Mason community by Mason Recreation, the Office of Sustainability, and Parking & Transportation.
- Capital Bikeshare Discount for Students: Mason has joined the Capital Bikeshare University Program, which offers enrolled students discounted $25 Capital Bikeshare annual memberships.
Mason's Bike Advisory Committee
- Mason’s Bike Advisory Committee meets once per semester (in fall and spring) to provide guidance on a range of issues including growing Mason’s cycling community and addressing cycling policy, programming, and culture both at Mason as well as in the wider regional community. The Committee also helps support the Mason cycling culture through volunteering to map routes for new cyclists. If you’re interested in joining the Committee, please email email@example.com.
- The Fall 2020 Committee meeting is scheduled to be held virtually on October 16 from 2-3:30pm.
Community Biking Resources
Follow Mason biking issues on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bikingatmason.
Session Recordings Available: Virtual Bike to Mason Week 2021
Bike to Mason was held virtually this year during Earth Week, from Monday, April 19 through Saturday, April 24. Many of the sessions were recorded. Visit Virtual Bike to Mason Week to review session recordings.
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