Bike to Work & School Week

                       

Never tried riding to work? May 29 – June 4 is British Columbia Bike to Work Week. This annual event encourages people to use bicycles as transportation and celebrate those who already do. See below for more information on this years’ event or register here.

Bike to Work Week Press Release – PDF

Bike to School Week Press Release – PDF

Bike to School Week May 29 – June 4, 2017

Bike to School Week is a free and fun week-long celebration of biking to school taking place May 29 – June 4, 2017. Bike to School Week is a chance for Schools throughout British Columbia to encourage and celebrate students and their families cycling to school. You can register as a school, a team or an individual.

Why be part of Bike to School Week?

Riding to school builds physical activity into kids’ daily routine, supports in-class concentration, and provides a foundation for healthy lifestyles and a lifelong love of cycling. More students cycling to school reduces traffic congestion and makes your school a safer place. Plus, it’s fun and also helps the environment!

Be a champion!

Regardless of how you choose to participate, every school or team needs a local champion (or Team Leader)! A champion (or Team Leader) can be a teacher, other staff members, parent or student!

See the Bike to School Week website for more details on how to get involved.

Get Involved in Bike to Work Week!

There are several ways in which you can Get Involved in Bike to Work Week!

Riding a bike to run short errands and to commute to work is fun, healthy, and saves money – potentially enough to take the family out to dinner or to help pay the Salmon Arm gas surcharge.

And while you’re commuting this spring, please consider tracking your trips with Strava.  Why Bike Commuters Should Be Using Strava

Looking for information on cycling in B.C.?  Click here for the Bike Sense manual

Worried about your bike being stolen?  Check out the Project 529 Garage for community-based bike registration and recovery service.

For more information on commuting and Bike to Work and School week in the Shuswap, contact Roger Parenteau at roger@shuswapbike.com

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