VCU offering $50 one credit bike race related classes during the 2015 UCI bicycle races

Learn about bikes while hundreds of bike race by.

Students will have a chance to earn a cheaper than normal credit during the UCI Road World Championships.

My student days are long behind me but these courses caught my eye.

  • Urban Biking Benefits – 1 credit. Through group bike rides and community collaboration, students will investigate urban biking benefits, explore bike infrastructure and learn the basics of community-engaged research.
  • Anthropology of the Crowd – 1 credit. This track will study the bike race crowd using the four fields of anthropology (archaeology, biological, linguistic and sociocultural) to discover how they represent the greater diversity of humanity.
  • Bicycle Urbanism – 1 credit. Students will evaluate bicycling conditions in Richmond and propose opportunities to make the city more bicycle friendly through improved urban design and public infrastructure (e.g., bike lanes, bridges).

You can see the full slate of courses here.

On this same page you’ll notice the “What’s spinning it the rumor mill ” spinning wheel captured below in it’s non-spinning glory. This spot allows users to send any rumors you’ve heard and they’ll post whether it is fact or fiction. So far only three rumors listed but it’ll be interesting to check back as we get closer to the big event.




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Richard Hayes

When Richard isn’t rounding up neighborhood news, he’s likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest craft beer.

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