Bike to Work Week 2010by
Bike to Work and School Week in Vancouver is coming up May 31st – June 6th.
You can either hop on your bike or sign up with the Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition to track your commute or sign up with a team.
You can also register your workplace and become a team leader. Schools are also encouraged to participate.
On the Bike to Work Week site you can also learn how to be a bike-friendly workplace and for the first year they are hosting the Bike to Work Week Awards and reception.
With a slightly brighter weather forecast on the horizon it’s the perfect opportunity to re-shape your commute and pedal to work.
More resources including trip-planning guides and safety tips are available online from the Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition or find them on Twitter @MetroVanCycle.
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Love the green commute!
Delta Hotel employees will be handing out banannas to cyclists on the morning of June 2nd outside of the Vancouver City Centre station on Granville St. They will also be handing out coffee and muffins to skytrain commuters in exchange for a donation to one of three local charities at stations across the lower mainland!
I like this idea!
Come enjoy the hot coffee and free bike maintenance at over 50 commuter stations around the region.
You can also follow Bike to Work on Twitter @BikingToWork
Have fun out there this week!
Cycling to work is a great way to keep fit and reduce one’s environmental impact. My only concern is personal safety–so please consider the following next time you think about leaving your helmet at home:
Cycling is one of the most common causes of serious sports injuries, with more than 1,000 cycling-related injuries requiring hospitalization? Thatâ€™s 20 cyclists hospitalized per week!
â€¢ For every $1 spent on a helmet, there is a subsequent savings $29 in injury costs
â€¢ Total direct and indirect cost for cycling-related injury in BC is estimated at $85 million
To learn more about bicycle safety and preventable injuries, visit http://www.preventable.ca
Have fun and be safe!