UPAF Ride for the Arts - Sunday, June 2
Marquette University employee Sarah Burkhart is coordinating a team to take part in the United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF) Ride for the Arts, which will take place Sunday, June 2. Marquette employees and family members are encouraged to participate.
UPAF’s 32 Member and Affiliate performing arts groups touch over one million people through performances, educational outreach, special events and community partnerships each year. The role of the United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF) is to secure community resources, promote the performing arts as a regional asset and improve the quality of life through responsible investment in and financial support of the arts in Southeastern Wisconsin.
Three routes (25, 50 and 75-mile routes) will head over the Daniel Hoan Memorial Bridge which gives riders a unique view of Milwaukee. Also, the five-mile route will finish by going through Lakeshore State Park, the first and only Urban State Park in Wisconsin. The easiest way to register is at www.upafride.org.
UPAF Ride for the Arts
Sunday, June 2, 2013
National Bike Challenge
The 2013 National Bike Challenge starts May 1 and runs through September 30, 2013. Last year Marquette University had 54 riders complete this challenge. Every time you get on your bike the miles count, whether they are for fitness, fun, or transportation.
Join the Challenge at: www.nationalbikechallenge.org. Click the "Join" button and become a new user, or join via your Facebook profile. You now have the chance to list your workplace. Make sure to write it in exactly as Marquette University so that you will be counted with us! You can sign up as an individual, create a team within our workplace or join an existing team within our workplace. To learn more about the Challenge, visit www.nationalbikechallenge.org.
The Challenge has many great prizes, and each month prizes will be given away to reward Challenge participants. The more you bike, the better your chance of winning (and the better the prizes) will be! Click here to view the prize list: http://www.endomondo.com/campaign/national/prizes.
Wisconsin Bike Challenge
Marquette University has signed up for the Wisconsin Bike Fed’s 2012 Wisconsin Bike Challenge. By participating in the Wisconsin Bike Challenge you’ll easily and conveniently be able to enter your bike trips and miles using the new, improved Challenge website. Each month, exciting bike prizes will be given away to reward Challenge participants. The more you bike, the better your chance of winning will be!Last year’s Challenge was a huge success with over 4,500 participants from across Wisconsin who logged a total of 1.2 million bicycle miles. This year, the Wisconsin Challenge is tied into a National Challenge – let’s show Minnesota and Iowa who’s boss!
The Challenge runs from May 1 – August 31, 2012. You can sign up or drop out at any point during the Challenge.
Teams are limited to 10 participants.
You can participate with Marquette University by riding solo or creating your own Marquette team for the Wisconsin Bike Challenge by visiting www.bfw.org/for-your-business/wisconsin-bike-challenge/. If you participated in last year’s Challenge, you still need to sign up for the 2012 Wisconsin Bike Challenge, but you will not have to create a new account. During the sign up process, make sure you enter Marquette University when you are prompted to enter your worksite. This will ensure that you are signed up with our workplace.
All participating Marquette faculty and staff are eligible to receive a Marquette University bike strap and will be entered into a drawing for a $50 Wheel and Sprocket gift certificate.
For questions, contact Tim Cigelske, Office of Marketing and Communication, at (414) 288 – 4864 or Amanda White, Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin, at (608) 251-4456 x1 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin is a statewide, nonprofit bicycle-advocacy organization that seeks to inspire, motivate, and unite a strong community of civic, business and political leaders, motorists and bicyclists to move bicycling forward in Wisconsin.
In 2010, the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin recruited businesses statewide for a commuter bike challenge. Out of fifty-six workplaces in Milwaukee, Marquette had the most participants (52) and the most miles biked (1,384).