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Bike Alliance

The Bike Alliance is a group of students, staff, administrators, and faculty who wish to create an environment conducive to cycling at William & Mary. 

Our Mission

Promote bicycling as a safe, sustainable, and healthy mode of transportation and recreation for William & Mary and members of the Williamsburg and James City County communities.Bike Alliance color logo

Our Vision
To offer classes, programming, tools, and outreach to educate our community about the importance of bicycle safety.
  • Engage campus leadership to promote and design bicycle pathways & corridors on campus, increasing roadway capacity and user mobility
  • Develop sustainable initiatives that lead to creation of green bicycle parking options & storage facilities
  • Develop an inclusive outreach campaign that supports and brings together riders of all types 
  • To provide bicycle registration, bicycle safety information, to inform cyclists about the laws to obey when riding, and to encourage wearing bike helmets for every ride
Fall 2023 Schedule
list of scheduled Bike Alliance activities
Group Rides

We offer several group rides throughout each semester to explore the area surrounding the William & Mary campus.  Helmets are always required!  If you want to attend a ride, make sure to register so we can plan for extra ride leaders if we need them.  Also, make sure to submit the group ride Participant Agreement each semester.  

table of Bike Alliance group rides
Date & time Start location Route Sign-up link
TBD Sadler Terrace RWGPS Register Closed
Mechanical Mondays

Does your bike need some work?  Let us help you fix it!  We host Robert Maye, owner and operator of Red Barn Bikes, to assist with most minor maintenance and repairs.  You'll learn how to do some maintenance yourself along the way.  Basic parts are available, or you can bring your own. 

November 13th
Wellness Center Fix-it Station
3:00 - 5:00 PM
Skills Clinic

Join the Bike Alliance for a multi-part clinic to become a better cyclist! This is a program for the intermediate cyclist that wants to improve their level of skill and comfort on a bicycle with lessons on basic maintenance, riding in a group, and maneuvering techniques.

Sadler Terrace

Instructor: Rich Thompson

Course fee: $15.00
This fee covers the cost of some basic maintenance items that each participant will receive.  

All payments processed through William & Mary Express

Capacity: 15 participants

Registration is required.  After the limit is reached, subsequent signups will be placed on a wait list.  We will reach out to you in the case of a cancellation.  

This is a multi-part clinic designed to build upon skills introduced in previous sessions as the clinic progresses.  As such, the participant should commit to attend as many sessions as possible before registering.  

Space for this clinic is limited.  If you have to cancel your participation, please let us know so we can contact the next person on the waitlist.  

Become more comfortable on the bike and, in turn, a more capable rider by practicing essential handling skills on a closed course and on the road.  

  • parts of the bicycle
  • how to know if your bike fits you
  • what to check on your bike before a ride
  • braking
  • gear shifting
  • climbing & descending
  • riding in groups
  • riding in traffic
  • basic repairs & maintenance
  • bicycle gearing and riding cadence

The following are required of all participants: 

  • An appropriately fitted bike in good mechanical working condition (bikes are available to rent if needed)
  • A certified/approved bike helmet that is properly fitted and worn during all program instruction (except for the mechanical session)
  • A spare tube
  • A water bottle 

If you need help sourcing any of the above, you can reach out to Charlotte, Drew, or James for advice (see emails below).  


Bike Alliance Student Leader - [[cmrussel01, Charlotte]]