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 2015 Husker football schedule is:
Sept. 5 – Brigham Young University – 2:30 p.m. Kick-off
Sept. 12 – South Alabama – 7 p.m. Kick-off
Sept. 26 – Southern Mississippi – 11 a.m. Kick-off
Oct. 10 – Wisconsin – Time TBA
Oct. 24 – Northwestern – Time TBA
Nov. 7 – Michigan State – Time TBA
Nov. 27 – Iowa – Time TBA
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. Following 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.
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 at http://bike.unl.edu/bikevalet.
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.
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.
UNL’s Outdoor Adventures Center was awarded the Gold Bicycle Friendly Business designation in 2015 by the League of American Bicyclists. The Bike Valet service is part of UNL and the Outdoor Adventures Center’s ongoing efforts to welcome and encourage bicycle commuters and cycling enthusiasts.
For more information on Game Day Bike Valet, visit the website or call the UNL Bike Shop at 402-472-4777.