Ride in true Cobber style this summer with a COBBike!
If you’ve walked by the bike shelter recently and noticed an extra sparkle on the bikes, it’s not just the sun shining. Just in time for warmer weather, the COBBikes have received a facelift!
Maddie Hyde '16, an intern for the Office of Sustainability, worked this past spring on enhancing the COBBikes before graduation.
With funding from the Student Government Association’s Sustainability Fund, all 10 COBBikes were transported to Great Northern Bicycle Company in Fargo to be taken apart, repaired, and shipped off to be professionally painted and coated in true Concordia colors. The SGA funds also allowed for an expansion of the COBBikes, with four new cruiser-style bikes added to the fleet. Now all Cobbers can participate in the bike share, regardless of their bike riding expertise.
Checking out a COBBike is free of charge and is a great activity especially throughout the summer months. As a northern prairie town that hunkers down for the cold winters, it’s time to get outside and enjoy the beautiful, warm temperatures! Take a quick 2-mile bike ride to a restaurant in downtown Fargo for a lunch break, get a group together for an afternoon ice cream snack at Moorhead Dairy Queen or enjoy a picnic lunch at Gooseberry Park.
With all the construction around every corner this summer, commuting via bicycle will not only keep you active but it may save you some time and frustration. Avoid the cones and travel through Gooseberry to get across the Red River into Fargo.
Choosing a bicycle over a vehicle cuts back drastically on CO2 emissions released into the atmosphere, therefore reducing your carbon footprint. Biking also allows you to sneak some exercise in throughout your busy day. Choose biking, choose your health and choose the Earth.
Leave your car keys on your desk, grab your helmet and hit the open road on two wheels.
Samantha Westrate is the sustainability coordinator at Concordia.