Bike to Work and School Week is rolling in quickly with many events taking place to celebrate all things cycling May 25-31 for all ages.
Register online or at the event kick-off Monday, May 25 from 4-6 pm at the Community Corner (Third Avenue and Oliver Street) where there will be bike demos and gear, free bikes from the Bikes for All program, free Bean Counter coffee, and an opportunity to win prizes.
By registering, you can track your kilometres, emissions saved by cycling, and calories burned as you pedal throughout the week.
Each time you log a trip you are entered into draws to win more prizes with categories for children, youth and adults. The grand prize is a Prague to Budapest cycling trip for two, sponsored by Exodus Travels.
But before you hit the road or trail, make sure your bike is in tip-top shape.
Barking Spider Mountain Bike and Red Shred’s Bike and Board Shed are offering a $30 tune-up special (parts extra).
Bike events will take place throughout the week with help from the local bike shops, the Williams Lake Field Naturalists and the Boys and Girls Club.
Happenings will include a ladies’ downhill mountain bike ride and a road ride Tuesday evening; a family-friendly ride and an introduction to a weekly cross-country mountain bike ride Wednesday evening; a youth mountain bike ride followed by a free barbecue Thursday evening and an intermediate cross-country mountain bike ride also taking place that night.
Throughout the week, visit any of the businesses in the Delainey’s Centre with your bike (bring it in through the back for bike storage) to enter your name to win a gift basket containing a one-month yoga pass, two free haircuts, a $25 gift certificate for Exposed Expression Tattoo, two for one key cutting and a $25 gift certificate from Dandelion Living.
To keep you fueled up visit New World Coffee and Tea House, Bean Counter Bistro, Smashin Smoothies, Gecko Tree Café, and Taylor Made Cakes to enjoy coffee, meal, snack, and ice cream deals throughout the week.
Visit biketowork.ca/williamslake for event details and to register for Bike to Work and School Week. Drivers please remember to keep an eye out and share the road.
Scout Island Nature Centre and the Air Quality Roundtable are local promoters of Bike to Work and School Week to help reduce vehicle emissions by encouraging active transportation.
For more check out the Williams Lake Bike to Work and School Week Facebook page at www.facebook.com/events/801129423336451/