Over the Columbus Day weekend, a group of Harvard Law School students had the chance to get outside and enjoy the gorgeous weather on the first-ever Read & Ride Bikeshare group bike ride. On October 12, 2010, Harvard Law School student Green Living Representatives Sameer Birring and Stephanie Young led a group bike ride on the Minuteman Bikeway, just a few minutes north of the HLS campus on Mass. Ave. Two HLS students borrowed bikes and helmets for the first time from the Read & Ride Bikeshare Program at Langdell Library. One student heard about the event from online publicity, and another was “recruited” when she arrived at Langdell to study. Although the leaves hadn't quite started to change, it was a fun and relaxing morning!
The Read & Ride Bikeshare is one initiative within HLS’ efforts to increase community engagement in campus sustainability. Since its September 23 2010 launch, it has supported 92 total rides, or about 23 rides per week. The bikeshare endeavors to raise awareness and show HLS’ commitment to sustainability by providing community members with an emissions-free transportation alternative. The program consists of four bikes, locks and helmets that can be checked out from Langdell Library Circulation Desk for a 3- or 24-hour period and is free to all HLS community members.