The Bike Shop at Campus Recreation, in cooperation with Nebraska Athletics Department, will offer a free bike valet service for the first time during the Husker football season. Home football game attendees who bike to campus can keep their bikes safe and secure in Cook Pavilion, located just one block from Memorial Stadium. Freewill donations will be accepted with proceeds used to install on-campus bike pumps and workstations.
Game Day Bike Valet will open two hours prior to kickoff and conclude one hour after the final whistle. All bikes will be supervised by UNL Bike Shop staff during the games. Bike Valet patrons can bring their bikes to the east side of Cook Pavilion, provide their contact information and have their photo taken with their bikes. Following the game, this information will be used to verify the owner during pick-up. Failure to collect a bike by one 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 business hours, noon-6 p.m. each day.
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. 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.
UNL was recently awarded the Silver Bicycle Friendly University designation by the League of American Bicyclists and the new Bike Valet 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, go to http://bike.unl.edu/bikevalet or call the UNL Bike Shop at 402-472-4777.