Bike to Work Campbell River
To see how teams are doing visit http://biketowork.ca/node/1445/results you can select any organization name in the list to see how teams from your workplace are doing. The event is now open to submit results.
May 9, 2008 - Now that the City of Campbell River is hosting their first Bike to Work Week this June 2-8, it’s time to start planning how you are going to get to work by bike. The City Campbell River has adopted a series of bicycle routes, designed to allow recreational and commuter cyclists to get from point A, i.e. your home, to point B, i.e. your workplace, safely and efficiently.
We are a few short weeks from Campbell River’s first Bike to Work Week. Impressively, there are over 45 teams registered and many people are already out enjoying the spring weather and riding. The popularity is not surprising as there are many great motivations to pedal to work.
One night last winter as I was driving home from a friend’s house, I almost hit a cyclist. She was walking her unlit disabled bike on the right hand side of a dark shoulder-less road with her back to traffic. In case that wasn’t dangerous enough, she had even decided to dress in black, like a ninja with a death wish.
Question: What is the most important piece of cycling safety equipment? Lights? Helmet? Horn? The answer, if you happen to be riding while you’re reading this article, is underneath you. Nothing is more crucial for living to tell the tale than a well maintained bike.
Some bike owners are fanatics. Like equestrians grooming their horses, they wipe down their bikes after every ride. The smallest squeak causes them to lubricate, adjust or even disassemble the offending part. Other cyclists are, not to put too fine a point on it, bike slobs. Their bicycles are rust covered, gear crunching, brake squealing monstrosities.
Bike to Work Week is coming for the first time to Campbell River. Registration begins April 22 and the first 50 team leaders to register thier team get a free Bike To Work Week shirt.
For more information on what’s happening in "The Riv" for Bike To Work Week click here.