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Walk N' Roll Event Encourages UM Students To Ditch Their Cars

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MISSOULA -

The University of Montana encourages students to head to campus using any mode of transportation other than driving. It's part of the "Walk N' Roll" event, which celebrates Missoula's Bike Walk Bus Week.

Volunteers are handing out raffle tickets all week to students who do not commute by car. Students can pick up a ticket each day. This is the first year they held the event in the fall season. UM officials said it gets students in the habit of leaving their cars at home earlier in the year.

"We can either have a city that's a huge parking lot, or we can have a city that's nicely connected with people living together, and it can be a beautiful place to live, and you do that by not having cars take over your city," said Nancy Wilson, director of the ASUM Office of Transportation.

Grand prizes including a Kona bike and a bike trailer will be given out at noon on Friday.

All of the Bike Walk Bus Week events are free and open to the public. Here's the full list of events going on this week:

· Where's Bolt? 7-9 a.m., Monday, Sept. 9. Find Mountain Line mascot Bolt, who will be somewhere on Mountain Line Route 1. Post your photo with Bolt on Mountain Line's Facebook page, and while you're there, enter to win a new Kona Dew commuter bike, donated by Missoula Bicycle Works.


· Breakfast by the Bus 7:30-9:30 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 10. A thank you for hopping on board with Mountain Line, there will be free coffee and donuts while supplies last at the Lewis & Clark Transfer Center (Higgins and Benton Avenues). A partnership with Missoula In Motion.


· Mill Levy Public Workshop 5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 10. Mountain Line bus workshop discussing an increase in the mill levy for bus improvements to meet community demand. University Center, Room 330, (University of Montana).


· Where's Bolt? 7-9 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 11. Find Mountain Line mascot Bolt, who will be somewhere on Mountain Line Route 1. Post your photo with Bolt on Mountain Line's Facebook page, and while you're there, enter to win a new Kona Dew commuter bike, donated by Missoula Bicycle Works.


· Breakfast by the Bus 7:30-9:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 12. A thank you for hopping on board with Mountain Line, there will be free coffee and donuts while supplies last at Mountain Line's Downtown Transfer Center (Pine and Ryman). A partnership with Missoula In Motion.


· Where's Bolt? 7-9 a.m., Friday, Sept. 13. Find Mountain Line mascot Bolt, who will be somewhere on Mountain Line Route 1. Post your photo with Bolt on Mountain Line's Facebook page, and while you're there, enter to win a new Kona Dew commuter bike, donated by Missoula Bicycle Works.


· Walk-N-Roll Week Finale. 11:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 13. ASUM Transportation's incentive program for The University of Montana as part of Missoula's BWBW. More than 100 fantastic week-long raffle prizes include a bike, lights, mirrors, gift certificates for meals, and more! Mountain Line will partner with ASUM for this popular event. (Mansfield Library Mall, University of Montana)

 

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