Chain Reaction, an honors project group on campus focused on biking resources and awareness for students, is hosting a bike ride on Friday, Oct. 25 at 4 p.m. Though biking is not the first thing that comes to most people’s minds when they think about Dubuque, Chain Reaction’s goal is to advocate for biking as a type of sustainable transportation and exercise for students at Loras. One focus of Chain Reaction is to spread awareness of the different bike resources of Dubuque to the Loras community, such as various bike groups in the city, trails in the area, and places to rent bikes. This bike ride is one way that Chain Reaction is trying to show participating students the trails and routes they can go biking on. It also provides an experience with the Dubuque Bike Coop, a non-profit community bike project downtown and a place where students can rent bikes during the school year.
Those interested in participating should meet in the parking lot of Einstein’s by 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25. If you have a bike, transportation will be provided to the trail. If you do not have a bike, the Dubuque Bike Coop is providing free rentals for participants of this event. Simply email Caroline Breitbach at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to reserve a bike.