Posted by Denise Deby.
If you’re keen to green your commute, spend active time outdoors and support cycling in the city, why not sign up for Bike to Work Month in May?
Bike to Work Month promotes and celebrates cycling. Beyond the joys of biking itself, the campaign, which is organized by EnviroCentre, provides incentives like prizes for participation.
You can sign up at http://www.biketoworkottawa.ca/en/ and log your bike trips. (My suggestion: You can log work-related trips even if you don’t commute regularly to a workplace.)
You can also start a workplace team, or book a “lunch and learn” workshop on commuting or basic bike maintenance. The website has other resources and links, too.
EnviroCentre says last year during Bike to Work Month, 2,500 Ottawa participants collectively cycled more than 300,000 km, equivalent to seven times around the planet. That’s impressive! Every little bit helps reduce traffic congestion and greenhouse gases, and helps make our city healthier and more vibrant.
See you on the bike routes!