LMU's very own bike shop, The Cycling Lion, and Bike Club hosted a week-long event that celebrated and introduced the biking community on campus. Organizations like ASLMU, the Department of Public Safety and Campus Ministry also supported Bike Week. Some of the events included workshops on how to ride a bike on Sept. 17 in East Quad, a bike sale on Sept. 20 on Regent's Terrace and The Cycling Lion shop launch on Sept. 21 in East Quad. These events encouraged students to consider and practice more sustainable modes of transportation, as well as recognize the accessibility to biking resources.
Junior graphic design major Reilly Gierhart shared her belief of the importance for having a Bike Week and said, "It's really cheesy, but these events bring the community together. Also, biking is better for the environment and having events like these encourages that, which is really good. I drive to campus everyday, but now I can easily bike."
The De Colores Bike Sale was an event hosted by Bike Club, The Cycling Lions and Campus Ministry. The purpose of this event was to sell all the bikes that have been unclaimed throughout the years on campus to students for an affordable price, as well as reuse bikes instead of purchasing new ones. All proceeds go to fund Campus Ministry's De Colores program, which is both faith and service-based. The De Colores program ventures out to Tijuana, Mexico on assigned weekends to immerse themselves and experience the culture and life through service in the community. Senior history major and De Colores leader Sean Silva said, "The De Colores program was founded by [alumni] Chris and Julia North ('85). They started the program of going down to Tijuana as a weekend service trip once a month to connect the [communities] of Southern California and Northern Mexico."
Junior urban studies major, Cycling Lion manager and Bike Club President Ryan Burke spoke on behalf of these organizations to communicate the overall goal of these events, emphasizing that "It's important for people to know that there are a lot of resources for people who bike or use alternative forms of transportation on campus. I also want people to realize that it's a priority for LMU to use sustainable forms of transportation like biking." Burke encouraged those who have purchased bikes to come by The Cycling Lion shop in East Quad for free repairs or stop by Bike Club meetings on Sundays at 11 a.m. at The Cycling Lion shop to interact more with the community.