Exciting News about Biking!
Boston Bike Friendly Business Award
We would like to announce that Simmons College has been named a 2013 Bronze Level Bike Friendly Business by Mayor Menino's Boston Bikes Program. Boston Bikes is Mayor Menino's city-wide initiative to encourage citizens and visitors to use bicycles for fun, exercise, and transportation. Simmons is being honored for helping to make Boston a better place to ride a bike.
Simmons College is competing in the Walk/Ride Day Corporate Challenge to log the most car-free trips on Walk/Ride Days, the last Friday of every month, from April through October. The next Walk/Ride Day on Friday, May 31st! Please remember to "check in" online for this month's Friday Walk/Ride Day at http://greenstreets.mapc.org/. One lucky Walk/Ride Day participant from May will receive a $75 gift card to the Beehive or Lunch for 2 at Darwin's Ltd. For more information, please visit http://gogreenstreets.org/walkride-day-corporate-challenge.
Bay State Bike Week (May 11-19)
Bay State Bike Week is from May 11-19. Participating is fun and easy. Simply register for the MCBC at http://masscommuterchallenge.org/registration/, ride your bike as many times as possible to work for errands out to lunch or dinner - any place that you might normally drive your car. Then log your total miles commuted by bike for each day during day State Bike Week to win great raffle prizes.
Simmons is located in a perfect area for bike riding. Students may store bikes at the outdoor Residence Campus Bike Park, designated areas in the residence halls, or in their rooms. Simmons bike racks are located near the Science Building, near Bartol Hall, and near the Palace Road Garage. Bikes may not be left in hallways, lounges, or other public places because they create a fire hazard. Bikes may not be locked to handrails or fences. Heavy-duty locks are recommended for securing all bikes. If your bike is found anywhere other than the designated area it is subject to ticketing and or removal.
Protect Your Bike Against Theft
It can take just seconds for a thief to steal YOUR bike. Protect yourself with these DOs and DON'Ts from Simmons Public Safety.
- DO keep your bike locked at all times.
- DO lock your bike to a secure object, such as a bike rack, located in a well lit, high traffic area.
- DO use a heavy-duty U-Lock. Lock your bike as close to the rack as possible to prevent thieves from inserting a crowbar. Position your lock with the key mechanism toward the ground.
- DO lock up components, such as quick release wheels, and take small accessories with you.
- DON'T lock your bike to small trees, chain link fences, or other private property. Your bike could be removed without notice.
- DON'T lock your bike to prohibited objects or block pedestrian traffic. Think before you lock.
- DON'T only lock your bike through the frame and front wheel without also locking it to a secure object.
- DON'T lock your bike in the same area every day. Thieves notice patterns.
To help keep your investment safe register your bike through the National Bike Registry. Since 1984, the National Bike Registry (NBR®) has been working with law enforcement to return stolen bikes to their rightful owners. A bike registered with NBR can be identified by police and returned to you instead of being sold at an auction.
Campus Card Office
300 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115
Mon, Tue, Fri: 9:00am-4:00pm
Wed, Thr: 11:00am-6:00pm
Sat, Sun: CLOSED
Sat, Sun: CLOSED
*If the office hours present a problem for you,
please contact us to make other arrangements.