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ZAP Program

Macalester has installed a ZAP Reader on the corner of Macalester Street and Summit Avenue as a part of the greater ZAP Twin Cities Program.  This is a free program to incentivize bicycling and walking as a form of transportation.

Installation of the reader and on-going incentives are sponsored by the Sustainability Office, WHAM, and The High Winds Fund.

GET TAGGED: HOW?

Periodic tagging events are hosted to introduce participants to the program and distribute bicycle tags and wallet cards for walkers. Check the Piper for announcements about upcoming events.  We’ll get you tagged, registered and ready to roll! 

When tagging events are not being hosted please use the contact list below to receive your tag.

  • Faculty, Staff, and domestic partners should contact Kelly Fang at kfang@macalester.edu to arrange an appointment to tag their bike or to receive a walking card.
  • Students should contact the Sustainability Office at sustainability@macalester.edu to arrange an appointment to tag their bike.
  • Neighbors to Macalester should look for communication from The High Winds Fund about specific tagging events open to neighborhood residents.

GET ZAPPED: WHERE?

Ride or walk through the ZAP Zone, which is between 5’ and 15’ from the ZAP reader on the corner of Summit Ave and Macalester Street.  If you hear a “beep” you have been ZAPPED!  It may take up to 15 minutes before your ZAP appears in your online account.

Click here to find a list of all the ZAP reader locations.

GET REWARDED: WHAT?

Staff and Faculty : Get your first ZAP between July 1st and July 31st to be entered in a drawing for a free beverage from Bon Appetit.
Get 5 ZAPs per month to be entered into WHAM’s monthly prize drawings.
Get 8 ZAPs per month to be entered into the ZAP Twin Cities St. Paul prize pool.

All ZAP Twin Cities participants will be rewarded automatically after the first 10 rides. Continue to ZAP your ride or walk and you'll be eligible for prizes like gift cards to restaurants and stores and great bike accessories.

You only need one ZAP per day to get ride or walk credit for that day.  More than one ZAP per day will not add to your mileage, trip totals or entries into drawings.

SUmmer Classes: -   sign up ONLINE

Registration begins on June 1, 2016.  Session #1 begins the week of June 6, 2016

The 6-week series of classes have a registration fee of $20 for students and $25 for faculty and staff. If a class meets more than weekly, the registration fee may be higher and is noted by the class description.  Classes that do not have the required minimum of 10 participants (14 for mindfulness) will be cancelled.  You will be notified and refunded if we cancel the class.  Please note:  Refunds are only available up to the first day of class, with no exceptions.

Session #1 Classes:  Week of June 6 - week of July 11, 2016

Circuit Training - Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:05 - 12:55 pm, June 7 - July 14, 2016
Resistance training that provides a total body strength workout and elevates the heart rate.  Because this class meets twice per week, the fee is $40 for faculty and staff.
Instructor:  Steve Murray

Pilates - Tuesdays, 12:05 - 12:55 pm, June 7 - July 12, 2016
Strengthen and lengthen with Pilates. This mat class will help you develop abdominal strength and control, while creating a connection between your core and the rest of your body. The exercises emphasize proper breathing, precise alignment, and efficient sequencing of movement. Mats are available or feel free to bring your own.   All levels welcome. 
Instructor: Ariel Linnerson

Yoga - Mondays, 12:05 - 12:55 pm, June 6 - July 11, 2016 (This is a 5 part class due to July 4th)
Join a CorePower trained yoga teacher for a power Vinyasa flow.  This invigorating class connects breath and movement through a dynamic and intelligently designed series of postures, emphasizing body awareness and mindfulness.  Set to music, this practice will leave you energized and refreshed.  Mats are available or feel free to bring your own.
Instructor: Emily Stuber

Yoga - Wednesdays, 12:05 - 12:55 pm, June 8 - July 13, 2016.
Learn yoga basics in this beginner-friendly hatha yoga class.  Explore alignment principles of specific poses (asanas) and experience more flowing movement sequences (vinyasa).  Increase strength, flexibility, and body awareness, and leave feeling more calm and refreshed.  Mats are available or feel free to bring your own. 
Instructor: Ariel Linnerson

Session #2 Classes:  Week of July 18 - week of August 22, 2016.

Boot Camp - Tuesday and Thursdays, 12:05 - 12:55 pm, July 19 - August 25, 2016.
A fun, high energy class with ever changing routines aimed at incorporating cardiovascular fitness, muscular endurance, and core strength.  This is an advanced class that involves low impact jumping, running, and interval training.  Because this class meets twice per week, the fee is $40 for faculty/staff.
Instructor:  Steve Murray

Power Fusion Yoga - Mondays, 12:05 - 12:55 pm, July 18 - August 22, 2016
This class is a combination of traditional Bikram yoga postures with vinyasa flow. Postures will help open the shoulders, hips and spine while strengthening the core and upper body. The sequence is blend of balance, strength, flexibility, and mediation to help students deepen their physical and mental practice.
Instructor:  Amanda-Rae Barboza

Yoga - Wednesdays, 12:05 - 12:55 pm, July 20 - August 24, 2016.
Learn yoga basics in this beginner-friendly hatha yoga class.  Explore alignment principles of specific poses (asanas) and experience more flowing movement sequences (vinyasa).  Increase strength, flexibility, and body awareness, and leave feeling more calm and refreshed.  Mats are available or feel free to bring your own. 
Instructor: Ariel Linnerson

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