Bike Valet offered for 2016 Husker football season

Bike Valet offered for 2016 Husker football season

Bike UNL will offer a free bike valet service during 2014 Jazz in June concerts. The music series opens June 3.
Troy Fedderson | University Communications

BikeUNL, in cooperation with Nebraska Athletics Department, will again offer a free bike valet service for all home Husker football games.

Attendees who bike to campus can keep their bikes safe and secure at the Bike Valet, located inside Cook Pavilion, just one block from Memorial Stadium. Bikes are kept inside, avoiding rain, sun and theft. Freewill donations will be accepted with proceeds used to install bike pumps and work stations around campus.

Game Day Bike Valet will open two hours prior to kick-off and end one hour after the final whistle. The 2016 Husker football home games and start times are:

Sept. 3 — Fresno State, 7 p.m.

Sept. 10 — Wyoming, 11 a.m.

Sept. 17 — Oregon, 2:30 p.m.

Oct. 1 — Illinois, 2:30 p.m.

Oct. 22 — Purdue, to be announced

Nov. 12 — Minnesota, 6:30 p.m.

Nov. 19 — Maryland, to be announced

All bikes are supervised by BikeUNL staff for the entirety of the game.

Bike Valet patrons can bring their bikes to the east side of Cook Pavilion. Patrons will provide their contact information upon check-in. After the game, this information will be used to verify the owner during pick-up. Failure to collect a bike an hour after the final whistle will result in a $35 handling and storage fee due to limited storage space. Patrons who do not collect their bikes by this time will need to claim their bikes during regular UNL Outdoor Adventures Center business hours.

Game Day Bike Valet's goal is to help alleviate heavy game-day traffic while providing a safe, secure and convenient location for bicyclists to store their bikes. Last year alone, more than 400 attendees used the service during home football games.

For their safety, Bike Valet patrons are encouraged to use bike routes that avoid heavy traffic. These routes can be found on the Bike Valet website, http://bike.unl.edu/bikevalet.

Bikes will be stored inside Cook Pavilion and secured inside a snow-fenced area during the game. No person other than BikeUNL staff will be allowed inside this area.

The Bike Valet was first offered in fall 2013 for all home Husker football games and organizers plan to continue the service for future seasons and other community events, including the on-campus Jazz in June summer music series. The service is part of UNL's ongoing efforts to welcome and encourage bicycle commuters and cycling enthusiasts.

For more information on Game Day Bike Valet, click here or call 402-472-4777.