Founded by in 2011, Dartmouth Bikes is a student-driven program that offers bike related services to the Dartmouth community. Our mission is to expand biking at Dartmouth and to develop a healthy biking culture here.
Dartmouth Bikes was originally founded to reduce bike waste on campus. Each year, more than 100 student bikes are abandoned -- left rusting on bike racks over the long winter, or forgotten in far off parking spots where they become an eyesore and take up valuable rack space. To turn this bike problem into an opportunity, students advocated for a Dartmouth Bikes Policy that allows the Sustainability Office to refurbish abandoned bikes, then sell them to students interested in purchasing low-cost, used bicycles. Proceeds from bike sales fund
Pop-Up Bike Shops
Open Mechanic Hours, where students, faculty, and staff can get their bikes repaired by trained student mechanics
Improved bike infrastructure on campus
Bike rentals program that rents bikes to students on a termly basis - eliminating the hassle of maintaining and storing a bike.
Dartmouth Bikes wouldn’t be possible without support from Residential Operations, Safety & Security, Athletics, Facilities, Operations & Maintenance, the Outdoor Programs Office and a number of other campus groups.
JOIN OUR VIRTUAL RIDE: MAY 23rd & 24th!
ABOUT THE CHALLENGE:
We are Dartmouth Bikes - join us and do something active for a good cause! As a group of college students, we love to ride our bikes, whether on the road, up a mountain, or down a gravel path (sometimes all in the same afternoon!). We believe in using this love for bikes to empower one another to affect real positive change in our community.
These are strange times. But our shared belief that we can harness the power of bikes to make an impact on our community has not wavered. That is why we’ve decided to use our healthy bodies and our spare time - two luxuries that not everyone has right now - to raise money for the members of our community who are not so fortunate.
SHARE YOUR RIDE
SHARE A PHOTO OR VIDEO from your ride with us via Instagram, Facebook or email. Please use the hashtags #BikingforChange and #CrushCOVID
TAG: @sustainabledartmouth, our partner @postracks, and 3 friends
DONATE TO DHMC
Whether you’re riding or not, we strongly encourage donations.
WHAT YOUR DONATION SUPPORTS:
All donations raised during this challenge will support the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health COVID-19 Community Relief Fund. This fund provides financial assistance to organizations working to support those who are suffering from the economic, social, and health impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak in the Upper Valley and beyond. Right now, you can double your impact! Gifts to the D-HH COVID-19 Community Relief Fund will be matched dollar for dollar up to a total of $35,000 thanks to the generosity of our friends at ImmuNext and an anonymous donor.
We want to extend a huge thank you to our partner Positive Tracks. Positive Tracks is a national non-profit organization that helps young people make change for causes they care about using the power of athletics. They call it sweating for good! They have been extremely helpful and fun to work with, and we are so grateful for their support. You can check out their website.
**Please don't forget to keep social distancing in mind while participating in efforts to keep ourselves and those around us safe.**
Share a song that INSPIRES you
Share a quote that INSPIRES you
Share a book that INSPIRES you
Write a Haiku about nature!
Share something beautiful on your ride
Draw a picture of somewhere you want to go
Tag your adventure buddy!
Tag someone you are grateful for!
Tag someone you want to reconnect with!