Alaska Pacific University promotes bicycling to encourage healthy, active, and sustainable lifestyles for students, faculty, and staff.
Bicycling Commuting Options
Our APU trails link up to the Anchorage municipality trails. Use the Anchorage trail system to go to down town Anchorage, the Westchester Lagoon, the Coastal Trail, Kincaid Park, Far North Bicentennial Park, and many others Anchorage parks and areas! The Anchorage trail system covers 10,000 acres, 190 parks all connected by 400 miles of trails.
Please avoid earthen trails during muddy, soft, ground conditions. In Alaska during the melt out season this means staying off the unpaved trails until April or even June. In the winter only use the multi use trails and stay off of ski only trails as they are groomed specifically for skiers. You can rent classic or skate skis at the Outdoor Programs equipment rental room located in the Atwood Basement.
Bike and Ride:
Did you know that your APU ID card is also a bus pass? APU students, faculty, and staff can ride any Anchorage bus for free! When riding the bus you can take your bike along too! If unsure how to load you bike on the bus’s bike rack just ask the driver to show you how. Bus route 36 stops at APU in front of the Atwood building every hour between 6 am and 10 pm on the weekdays. Here is some more information about the Anchorage bus routes.
There are bike racks at all of the APU buildings on campus. Grant Hall, Carr Gottstein, and Atwood also offer covered bike racks. Need a bike lock? Pick one up at the APU Bookstore!
After your commute Staff, Faculty, and Students can all shower for free either at the Moseley Sports Center or at the locker rooms located in the Atwood Basement next to the Fitness Center.
Upcoming Bicycle Events
Fat Tire Biking Tour
Join Recreation & Outdoor Programs for an evening of exploring local multi-use trails while riding a fat tire bike provided by Arctic Bicycles. We will be renting 8 bikes equipped with lights and poagies to keep your hands nice and warm! Afterwards there will be hot chocolate and refreshments at the Moseley Sports Center.
Times and Dates
Tuesday Feb. 7, 2012 from 6pm-10pm -Full
Tuesday Feb. 21, 2012 from 6pm -10pm – Register now as there is limited space available!
APU Students $5
APU Staff/Faculty $15
Register by emailing email@example.com
Bike to Work Day
Bike to Work Day 2012 is May 10! Bike to work on Thursday May 10 and join Rec. Programs and the Wellness Committee for breakfast at the Moseley Sports Center at 7 am. Breakfast will be provided and prizes will be given to who biked the farthest & the craziest biking outfit! RSVP by emailing the Wellness Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org, that you plan on attending this event.
Need help with bike maintenance or repair? Contact Outdoor Programs at email@example.com.
For More About Bicycling Visit These Links:
Project Green Light Ride
Last year 30 employees and students participated in the Green Light Ride Challenge. A total of 10,356 miles were logged saving 4,622 lbs of CO2. The challenge begins every year on Bike to Work day in May.