The Bicycle: Exploring St. Louis Through Active Transportation


Hosted by the Washington University Police Department (WUPD)

Join WUPD as we focus on the ubiquitous bicycle, both as transportation and inspiration. WUPD’s Certified Police Cyclist Instructor, Corporal Ed Bartelme, will provide tips for effective and safe cycling while enlightening students on state cycling and pedestrian laws. Utilizing ‘Bike St. Louis’ routes, WUPD Bike Patrol Officers will then escort participants on a leisurely bike ride through Forest Park, Tower Grove Park, and finally to historic Soulard. Once there, we will have lunch at Capitalist Pig BBQ, followed by a tour of St. Louis BWorks; a bike-centric non-profit that inspires youth to pursue their dreams, care for the world around them, and explore new possibilities through experiential learning. You can help us all improve the bike at WashU culture by learning, practicing, and advocating proper cycling etiquette. We will discuss the topic with an emphasis on how it applies when traveling throughout main campus and the South 40.

This excursion will be available for up to 15 students.

Physical Requirements: Must be able to ride a bicycle at a leisurely pace for a distance of 8 to 10 miles. 

Use the password, “engage” to access the sign up page.


Date: September 1, 10am - 3:15pm

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