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UC Davis Welcome Week 

Each fall the Bike and Pedestrian Program attends UC Davis welcome week events to provide information to new and returning UC Davis students, staff, and faculty about bike education.  

We also provide private bike education classes to new UC Davis international students.  The two-hour long International student training includes a presentation on the rules of the road, a bike clinic, and short bike ride to the Davis Bike Collective

The clinic includes:

1. Helmet fit and clothing: How to properly fit a bicycle helmet and important considerations regarding clothing while riding a bicycle.

2. Bicycle fit: Adjustment of the bicycle for safe and comfortable fit. Especially seat height and handlebars.

3. Tire inflation: Inflate tires to a safe pressure, how to tell what pressure to inflate tires to and considerations when doing so. Check tires for wear and damage.

4. Brakes and shifting: How to brake. Warning signs with brakes. Brief overview of shifting how and why.

5. Lights, reflectors, being legal: Hopefully the UC Davis Police can hold this station. Review the required front light and reflectors. Also mention earbuds (don’t cover both ears) and other common cyclist violations.

Car Free October 

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The City of Davis, along with our other community partners, wants Davis residents and visitors to get around Davis stress free. That means knowing where to park, where to bike, where to get transit and how to best travel on foot.

No matter what your mode of travel, the City of Davis is making changes so getting around is easier and more convenient for you.  Check out this years events on the Car Free October webpage.  

Light the Night

In the fall and winter the Bike and Pedestrian Program and the Davis Police host bike light giveaway events at undisclosed intersections in Davis.  We target people without bike lights and 

light the night uc Davis

Beauty, Bike and Brew

The City hosts pathway clean-up events throughout the year.  Volunteers and City Staff pickup trash and prune trees.  

Bike Scavenger Hunt

UC Davis Design students in DES 187 Narrative Environments and the Bike and Pedestrian Program design a yearly scavenger hunt focused on telling stories and delivering messages about public spaces and the history of biking in Davis. 

Jeff at bike scavenger hunt

bike scavenger hunt