News Highlights

Gold Bike Friendly University

A cyclist hi-fives a cross guard as they bike past the pedestrian crossing in front of the student commons.

In 2020 VCU was certified as the first and only gold Bicycle Friendly University in Virginia by the League of American Bicyclists. VCU is one of 31 universities nationwide to be designated gold status. Institutions are elevated to gold status for a variety of reasons that include efforts to prioritize equitable access to biking families, an integrated network of on-street and off-street accommodations for cyclists and programs centered around biking. To read the VCU News article about the award, click on the image above.

New Life for Abandoned Bikes

A person cuts the lock on an abandoned bike

As Part of VCU's biking policy, all abandoned bikes on campus are brought to and managed by RamBikes. At RamBikes, we have tried to find new and innovative ways to reuse parts and rebuild the bikes to support some of our programs. To learn more about what happens to the abandoned bikes on campus, click on the image above.

Pride Ride 2k20

Two people standing. The person on the left holds a Pride Ride map. The person on the right is leaning on a bike.

In 2019, RamBikes hosted "The Pride Ride", a community bike parade and celebration of RVA Bike Month and Pride. For 2020, we were excited to see what the second iteration of this event would become. Despite the limitations of the time, we were able to find a creative and engaging solution to still host the Pride Ride in a way that was open and enjoyable to everyone. To learn more about how "Pride Ride 2020: A Tour of Richmond's LGBTQ+ History" came to fruition, read Style weekly's article about the event by clicking on the image above!