Bike to Work and School Week
You are invited to participate in Bike to Work and School Week in Prince Rupert. The celebration of Bike to Work and School Week is scheduled to happen from May 27- June 2. We are asking for your support to participate and encourage your colleagues and students to bike to work or school. Bike to Work and School week is a province wide initiative to encourage biking and celebrate cycling. It is a free, fun, week-long celebration of biking taking place May 27 – June 2, 2019.
My bike feels like more than a metal frame with rubber tires, it feels like an old friend. I remember the time I flipped over my handlebars -I had foolishly hung a grocery bag off the end of them and when something in the bag became lodged between the spokes of my wheel it brought my bike to an abrupt halt and catapulted me onto the pavement.
Health literacy is an important part of creating workplace culture and promoting learning. Riding to work or school builds physical activity into our daily routine, supports concentration, and provides a foundation for healthy lifestyles and a lifelong love of cycling. More people cycling reduces traffic congestion and makes our community a safer place. Plus, it’s fun and helps the environment!
Every workplace, school or team can participate by having a local champion or team leader to co-ordinate efforts, encourage participation and log the team’s kilometers cycled to enter them into prize draws and track how much greenhouse gas the team saves.
We wish you happy cycling and will be happy to assist you if you would like more information or help to register online, you will find us every morning on your commute to work or school at our Bike to Work Celebration Station in the JavaDotCup’s court yard. We will have fresh fruit, snacks, water and coffee available to fuel up your riding. You can also join the fun and submit photos or stories locally on our Bike to Work facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BTWWprincerupert/
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Also, this year Transition Prince Rupert has developed a Green Business Pledge and one of the commitments that you can make to create a green workplace is through participation in Bike to School and Work Week – how cool is that! To find out more about this initiative and take the pledge follow this link: https://transitionprincerupert.com/green-business/
In March of 2019, City Council approved a resolution put forward by Transition Prince Rupert to declare April as ‘Sustainability Month’ in Prince Rupert!
Please share this information with any friends or colleagues you have who may be interested in participating. If you would like more information about Bike to Work and School Week or are interested in helping to volunteer or sponsor the event, feel free to get in touch with us at Change Makers – together we are making change happen!
May 27 (Monday) - June 2 (Sunday)
Prince Rupert Bike to Work Week