Bi-Weekly Windy Corner Rides are a Go!

Anyone can join us on these rides, faculty, staff, students, alums, friends, family, you name it!  We’ll do a 30 mile ride (no drop, between 10-15 mph) and eat some tasty food at Windy Corner afterward.  Take advantage of this awesome weather before it’s too late!

Next Scheduled Rides:

Sunday, September 21st, 9am-1pm

Sunday, October 5th, 9am

 

*Please email Stevie at simorrison15@transy.edu if you plan to ride with us!

School is back on, time to get your bikes out!

The initial I-don’t-want-to-be-at-school-yet stress is finally winding down.

So, it’s time to get on a bike!

This semester we’ve got lots in store for the Transy Bikes program, including weekly workshops, weekly urban rides, and bi-weekly road rides to our favorite Windy Corner restaurant!

Grab your bike, rent a bike, grab a helmet, and let’s get going!

Gearing Up Again

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So we’ve endured the coldest and iciest winter in recent Lexington memory, and even our biking spirits had been down and out. However, with the sun finally getting coaxed back out, TIME TO TUNE UP. 

Besides, we’ve been plenty busy indoors this winter. Check out Shop shirts now for sale at 3rd Street Stuff on North Limestone! 

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Also, here’s friend of the shop Ben Sollee sporting his Transy Bike Shop shirt (WHICH, he proudly wore for entire concert recently at Transylvania University) – we have great friends. 

Our Adventure, Day 3!

IMG_3601Above:  the morning of day 3, headed out of Bowling Green and into Nashville!

Day Three: Bowling Green, KY to Nashville, TN (75 miles)

We made it! The Universe must’ve wanted us to show that it can be done…because not only did we make it here completely under our own power, but we had fantastic weather, never got rained on, no one got hurt, and the only serious mechanical trouble was one easily fixed flat tire today! Unbelievable! All eight of us feel really fantastic. Not only mentally – for having made it! – but physically, too! It is really good for your body to build muscle and push yourself like this. Lots of endorphins, new found strength, and plenty of vitamin D! We are also all experiencing hunger like we’ve never had before. Yes, hunger for food (which has never tasted so good!)…but also hunger for a more sustainable future. One where we all slow down a bit, get back in touch with the land (and what it feels like to traverse it!), and start figuring out a more sustainable transportation system. For three straight days we got to step out of the daily grind and enjoy just being. Simple tasks, day by day…that’s how we will change the world!

-Justin Mog, UofL Sustainability Coordinator

Our Adventure, Day 2!

IMG_3509Above:  a stop for snacks in Sonora, KY

Day Two: Elizabethtown to Bowling Green, KY (80 miles)
As our skin darkens around our shorts’ lines, and our muscles start to get into the punishing rhythm of long days in the saddle, we’re building bonds with each other and with the road. It’s starting to get into our blood – the need to keep moving and cranking along even if the skies threaten rain, the traffic gets heavy, or the road rises up before us in a long dark ribbon to the sky. No matter what may come, our job is to ride on. More and more signs to Nashville greet us as we ride ever closer to our friends at AASHE. This afternoon we rolled up to the Office of Sustainability at Western Kentucky University, where WKU’s Sustainability Coordinator, Christian Ryan-Downing is kindly allowing us to crash for the evening. It is a very impressive place. WKU recently moved their Office of Sustainability into an entire house that Christian is gradually transforming into a model of sustainable renovation. A rain barrel welcomed us on the front porch and the basement is filled with a complete bike shop and plenty of bikes to be checked out on campus. As the Sustainability Coordinators for the University of Louisville and Transylvania University, respectively, I and my riding partner, Angela Poe, are extremely jealous of what Christian has made happen here at WKU and we are inspired to pick it up a notch when we return to our home universities. Can’t wait to discover what else inspires me down the road at AASHE 2013!

Written by Justin Mog, U of L Sustainability Coordinator

The Blog of Our Adventure!

The Blog of Our Adventure!

Written by Justin Mog, assistant to the provost for sustainability initiatives at University of Louisville.

Day One: Louisville to Elizabethtown, KY (45 miles)
And, they’re off! Eight hearty Bluegrass souls have rounded the first bend on their “race” to Nashville! The first 10 miles getting out of Louisville’s industrial south was the roughest part. Nothing like sucking on truck tailpipes for an hour to convince you that there MUST be a better way to get from point A to B. And we’re out to prove that it CAN be done! That those who truly give a damn about sustainability can get themselves to AASHE 2013 without burning fossil fuels…and that we can have one hell of a good time doing it! 200 miles seems like a ridiculously long way to ride a bike…but when you break it down into segments and take it one mile at a time, you learn that anything is possible! I think that’s a lesson that we need to learn in the struggle for sustainability. This is a marathon, not a sprint. Yes, there will be some rough road, nasty drivers, and long hills to climb along the way…but when you get to the top, there’s always a sweet decent to reward you for your work. And, at the end of the day, even if you haven’t reached your final destination, you have the satisfaction of knowing you’ve made significant progress. What’s true for a bike trip is true for the struggle to make our campuses more sustainable. We must keep crankin’ and logging miles, even if we know that tomorrow we’re going to have to get up and do it all over again!

Ride On!
– Justin