Sustainability Center Offers Free Bike Repair Workshops

Thursday, January 29 2009


Jan. 29, 2009 MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho Sustainability Center will offer free bike repair clinics Feb. 18-20. Dave Peckham of the Village Bicycle Project and Tim Moore, a University of Idaho student, will lead the workshops. Clinics held on Wednesday, Feb. 18, and Thursday, Feb. 19, are beginning clinics and will be held from 2:30-4:30 p.m. The Friday, Feb. 20, clinic will be for intermediate skill levels and will take place from 2:30-5:30 p.m. Clinics are free for and open to all University of Idaho students, but students must pre-register for their desired clinics. To register, please contact Stephanie McNelis at uisc-volunteers@uidaho.edu or call (208) 661-1937. As increasing environmental awareness drives interest in sustainable practices, the University of Idaho continues to seek sustainable initiatives to meet the current and future needs of society and to contribute to the quality of life and the natural resources in Idaho, the nation and the world. For more information about the university’s sustainability efforts, contact the University of Idaho Sustainability Center at uisc@uidaho.edu or visit www.uisc.uidaho.edu. # # # About the University of Idaho Founded in 1889, the University of Idaho is the state’s flagship higher-education institution and its principal graduate education and research university, bringing insight and innovation to the state, the nation and the world. University researchers attract nearly $100 million in research grants and contracts each year; the University of Idaho is the only institution in the state to earn the prestigious Carnegie Foundation ranking for high research activity. The university’s student population includes first-generation college students and ethnically diverse scholars. Offering more than 150 degree options in 10 colleges, the university combines the strengths of a large university with the intimacy of small learning communities. For information, visit www.uidaho.edu. Media Contact: Melissa Shumake, UISC Communications Coordinator, (208) 885-0127, uisc-communications@uidaho.edu



About the University of Idaho
The University of Idaho helps students to succeed and become leaders. Its land-grant mission furthers innovative scholarly and creative research to grow Idaho's economy and serve a statewide community. From its main campus in Moscow, Idaho, to 70 research and academic locations statewide, U-Idaho emphasizes real-world application as part of its student experience. U-Idaho combines the strength of a large university with the intimacy of small learning communities. It is home to the Vandals, and competes in the Western Athletic Conference. For information, visit www.uidaho.edu.