Bike to Work Week is just around the corner (May 28th– June 3rd ) and it’s not too late to form a team at your workplace and get moving! This year there are some great grand prizes for those that enter the celebration station draws. A 2012 Kona “Dew” commuter bike from Oak Bay Bikes and a weekly loaf of bread for a year from Cobb’s Bakery!
Commuter Challenge (May 15th 11am until 2pm – Diana Krall Square)
Nanaimo’s Commuter Challenge, a good-natured competition between two teams of cyclists and drivers, staged to demonstrate the comparability of urban travel times between cycling and vehicle driving over set distances.
This year there is one team made up of Mayor John Ruttan (driving) and VIU President Ralph Nilson (cycling), who will be starting from the VIU campus (in front of Building 300 beside parking lot F). This year is also a second team made up of the Nanaimo Car Coop and MLA Doug Routley (cycling), who will be starting from Brookslanding (in front of Staples). All teams will start at noon and will finish at Diana Krall Square where there will be registration information, mini-bike tune-ups, displays, food and music!
Team leaders that come down to register their teams will also receive a Nanaimo Bike to Work Week T-Shirt!
So if your nearby, come on down and cheer the teams and pick up your registration package!
For details on Bike to Work Week go to www.biketowork.ca/nanaimo