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MARTIN, Tenn. — Pedal power arrived Friday at the University of Tennessee-Martin campus, enabling students and faculty to ride instead of walking around campus.

 UT-Martin bought 20 bikes and Murray Manufacturing Co., which makes them, donated another five. Bike racks have been placed strategically on the campus.

 “Project Free Bike Ride adds a new dimension to UT-Martin,” Chancellor Margaret Perry said Friday. “The flat terrain and the natural setting of the campus will add to the riders’ enjoyment of nature around us and will inspire students to take up bike riding as a lifetime hobby.”

 The bikes are painted orange and bear a picture of the school’s mascot, a skyhawk.

 Persons using the bikes must have a valid UTM identification card.


 Contact: Ken West (901-587-7615)