Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Bike to Work Day

This Friday is bike to work day, a yearly event that energizes commuter cyclists and raises awareness of biking issues. Various sponsors and organizations are going to run pit-stops.  You can get snacks and help with basic bike maintenance there. A 3:30 - 5:30 pm BBQ at the Forks for registered participants will close off the day.

Wilderness Supply employees partaking
in "Bike to Work Day" 2010 in Winnipeg.

Image Source: Wilderness Supply
MPI is taking part, pledging to donate 50¢ for every registered participant to the Winnipeg Education Repair and Cycling Hub (the WRENCH). Educating bikers (and car drivers) is a surefire way to ensure less people get killed or maimed on the road, so I'd recommend registering. You can register here.

Bike to work day is held in various other cities across North America. An entire "bike to work week" is held in Victoria, BC. It's a fine tradition in our increasingly bike-friendly city since 2008.

Have a happy bike to work day this Friday. Hope to see some of you cycling to work!

The top image, of course, is from Bike to Work Winnipeg 2012.  

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