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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 2022 Schedule
list of scheduled Bike Alliance activities
Skills Clinic

Dates TBD

This is a program for the beginner cyclist that wants to improve their level of skill and comfort on a bicycle.  

What you'll learn: 
  • parts of the bicycle
  • how to know if your bike fits you
  • what to check on your bike before a ride
  • riding in traffic
  • basic repairs & maintenance
  • bicycle gearing and riding cadence
  • riding in a group


Each session will start with a short lesson and lead into a ride around campus and the surrounding area.  

Requirements

The following are required of all participants: 

  • An appropriately fitted bike in good mechanical working condition
  • A certified/approved bike helmet that is properly fitted and worn while riding during each session 
  • A spare tube
    • You can contact [[dalaird, Drew]] or [[cmrussel01, Charlotte]] if you need help finding out the right tube size for your bike.
  • A water bottle 
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
September 3rd
9:00 AM
Sadler Terrace
September 24th
9:00 AM
Sadler Terrace RWGPS Register
October 8th
9:00 AM
Chickahominy Riverfront Park TBD
October 29th
9:00 AM
Sadler Terrace TBD
November 12th
9:00 AM
Sadler Terrace TBD
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. 

September 12th, October 10th, October 31st, & November 28th
Aromas Daily Grind Fix-it Station
3:00 - 5:00 PM