Bike Valet offered for 2014 Husker football season

BikeUNL, in cooperation with Nebraska Athletics Department, will again offer a free bike valet service for all home Husker football games. Attendees who bike to campus can keep their bikes safe and secure at the Bike Valet, located inside Cook Pavilion, just one block from Memorial Stadium. Bikes are kept inside, avoiding rain, sun and theft. Freewill donations will be accepted with proceeds used to improve cycling on campus.

Game Day Bike Valet will open two hours prior to kick-off and end one hour after the final whistle. The 2014 Husker football schedule is:

• August 30 – Florida Atlantic – 2:30 p.m. Kick-off
• September 6 – McNeese State – 11 a.m. Kick-off
• September 20 – Miami – 7 p.m. Kick-off
• September 27 – Illinois – 8 p.m. Kick-off
• October 25 – Rutgers – Time TBA
• November 1 – Purdue – Time TBA
• November 22 – Minnesota – Time TBA

All bikes are supervised by BikeUNL staff for the entirety of the game. Bike Valet patrons can bring their bikes to the east side of Cook Pavilion located near 14th and W streets. Patrons will provide their contact information upon check-in. Following the game, this information will be used to verify the owner during pick-up. Failure to collect a bike an hour after the final whistle will result in a $35 handling and storage fee due to limited storage space. Patrons who do not collect their bikes by this time will need to claim their bikes during regular UNL Outdoor Adventures Center business hours. For their safety, Bike Valet patrons are encouraged to use bike routes that avoid heavy traffic. These routes can be found on the Bike Valet website,

Game Day Bike Valet's goal is to help alleviate heavy game-day traffic while providing a safe, secure and convenient location for bicyclists to store their bikes. The Bike Valet was first offered in Fall 2013 for all home Husker football games and organizers plan to continue the service for future seasons and other community events.

UNL was recently awarded the Silver Bicycle Friendly University designation by the League of American Bicyclists and the new Bike Valet service is part of UNL's ongoing efforts to welcome and encourage bicycle commuters and cycling enthusiasts. For more information on Game Day Bike Valet, visit the website or call the UNL Bike Shop at 402-472-4777.

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