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No Pollute Commute Challenge

Save the Date for our No Pollute Commute Challenge: May 15-21, 2023!

In line with Silicon Valley Bike Coalition’s Bay Area Bike to Wherever Days, the Center for Sustainability and the Parking & Transportation Services Office are hosting a No Pollute Commute Challenge to encourage students, faculty, and staff to commute to and from campus using sustainable transportation options.

Throughout the week, we're hosting educational and fun events highlighting different modes of sustainable transportation!

  • TechTALK: How to Build an EV

    Monday, May 15th
    5:00 – 6:00 PM
    Alameda Hall 105

    Join SCU’s Formula SAE club to learn about the development of an electric Formula 1-style racing car. Ask questions about how to join the team and get involved in the collegiate Formula SAE competition. RSVP

  • No Pollute Commute Energizer Station

    Thursday, May 18th
    6:30 – 10:30 AM
    Bronco Statue

    Whether you bike every day or once every couple of months - to work, to school, to the farmer’s market, to the library - you’re invited to join thousands in celebration of the humble bicycle. When you pledge to ride, you can receive a free Bike to Wherever Days 2023 tote bag from SCU’s Energizer Station at the Bronco Statue (on the bend where The Alameda and Market St. meet). Swing by on your commute to campus for breakfast snacks and other goodies!

  • Fri-yay Fun Run

    Friday, May 19th
    6:00 – 7:00 PM
    Meet at the Bronco Statue

    Go for a run with the Center for Sustainability and SCU Ladies Run Club! We’ll make our way to Fremont Park (about a 10-minute jog from campus) where we’ll have a pilates class. Then on the way back, we will make a stop at OMG Tea to enjoy some boba. All students are welcome!

  • Market School Bus 

    Saturday, May 20th
    9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Meet at the Bronco Statue

    Join the GREEN Club and Center for Sustainability for a field trip to the Rose Garden Farmers Market using public transportation (VTA Bus 22). The first 6 people to attend get a free Mission Sustainable reusable shopping bag. RSVP

  • Santa Clara Bike Ride + Maintenance Demo

    Sunday, May 21st
    10:00 AM – 12:45 PM
    Forge Garden

    Join SVBC, Santa Clara University, and the members of the Santa Clara Local Team for a ride to celebrate Bike to Wherever Days, Bike Month, and more!

    This ride will begin in North Santa Clara at Mission City Center for Performing Arts and will meander towards Santa Clara University where the Center of Sustainability and Office of Parking & Transportation Services will be highlighting the on-campus Dero Fixit Station, where students and SCU community members can make minor adjustments to their bikes.

    After the Dero station demonstration, we will take the short walk/ride to The Forge, SCU's on-campus garden. Participants will be able to take a tour around the garden, enjoy refreshments and snacks, receive a basic bike maintenance demo, and ask bike maintenance questions to SVBC folks. See detailed schedule and RSVP here.