Monday, May 28, 2018

Nasty weather breaks just in time for Bike to School and Work Week

Considering the elements of Saturday and Sunday, the prospects for the first day of Bike to School and Work week today probably didn't seem all that promising for this morning.

But as the first run of the week arrived this morning, the skies for the most part had cleared, with only an occasional shower to make a bike ride a bit of a challenge.

Not that the weather holds back some of Prince Rupert's most dedicated cyclists, who take to the streets regardless of the conditions, a hearty core group that let little stand in their way of their chosen mode of transportation.

Still, a dry road and sunny skies make for a more enjoyable ride and today the more occasional of participants in the week long celebration of pedal power were heading for Javadotcup on Third Avenue West, where this years celebration station has once again bee located.

The focal point for this years event will remain open through the week from 7:30 to 10 AM with fresh fruit and other snacks available for participants thanks to Save on Foods in Prince Rupert.

You can still register for the week long event at with a chance to win a cycling trip for to Portugal as part of the prizes that are up for grabs for participation, the Grand Prize part of province wide competition.

Those looking to participate can register for one of two options:

Bike to Work

Bike to School

Once you've registered all you have to do is to log in and record your trips through the week, the final day of Bike to Work/School Week comes up on June 3rd

The week of taking to bikes got a head start on Sunday with a number of Rupertites checking out the Bike Tune up held at the Civic Centre.

For those that still have the bike in the garage, basement or carport, the forecast for the rest of the week offers up some decent conditions for making a bike ride part of this week's daily routine.

You can find out more about the week long celebration of cycling in the community from the Facebook page that has been created for the event.

More background on the biking initiative can be explored on the GoByBikeBC website

For more items related to Community Events on the North Coast see our archive page here.

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