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Sole Power' celebrates fall kick-off at University of Northern Iowa Tuesday, Sept. 17<br>

September 8, 2002

Kathy Gulick, director, University Health Services, (319) 273-6921
Vicki Grimes, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa --'Sole Power,' a project designed to encourage non-motorized commuting to the University of Northern Iowa campus, will host a fall kick-off event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the Maucker Union Plaza.

'The purpose is for people to leave their cars at home and instead walk, bike or rollerblade to campus,' said Kathy Gulick, UNI director of University Health Services. 'It's part of a method that's called the 'green triangle model,' which encourages physical fitness and saves people money.' This is the fifth year for Sole Power at UNI.

Among the day's events, UNI Public Safety will register bikes, 'Arrive Alive' will sell Bell helmets for $7, and Europa Cycle & Ski will provide free bike tune-ups. The Outdoor Recreation Office will provide information on its program offerings and information will be provided about the UNI Panther Shuttle. Information about campus recreational walking routes and the Cedar Valley Recreational Trail maps also will be available. T-shirts, water bottles and bike bells can be earned for pledging to increase car-free commuting.

Assisting Gulick in the event is UNI student Christi Miller from Marshalltown.

For more information, contact Gulick at (319) 273-6921.