Several specially designed bike racks were recently installed on North Idaho College’s campus in honor of national bike month. The racks were designed and built by NIC students through the WeCycle program on campus. Pictured are NIC Resort/Recreation management Instructor Paul Chivvis and students Sara Plummer, Frank Cordova, Robert Peluso and Jamie Neptune.

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Bicycle racks installed on NIC campus during national bike month

As part of the WeCycle program instituted by North Idaho College students, several artistically designed bike racks are being installed on campus in honor of national bike month in May.
As part of the curriculum in the NIC Resort/Recreation Management program, students are tasked with planning and coordinating various events as they learn principles of recreation programs. This year’s students took a very direct approach in applying the fundamentals learned their Natural Resource Conservation Management class to a real-world application that would leave an imprint on the college campus forever.

The students encouraged metal artists to design bike racks using recycled materials that will be utilized across campus and in the community. Students in the maintenance mechanic/millwright and the welding programs at NIC designed several racks that are being installed across campus this month. In addition, the Associated Students of NIC supported by program financially by paying for the painting and powder coating, which was provided at a reduced rate by Spectrum Powder Coating.

“This project beautifies our campus through its artistic elements,” said NIC Resort/Recreation Management Instructor Paul Chivvis. “There are several amazing designs that stand out against the campus landscape, making an environmental statement by encouraging people to ride their bicycles.”

Plans are to place additional bicycle racks in the downtown Coeur d’Alene area to promote bicycle friendly transportation community wide.

Drafts of bicycle rack designs by local artists are still being accepted.
Information: Chivvis at (208) 769-7169.