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Register early for Bike to Work Week, May 26 to June 1

Cyclists across the Central Okanagan are gearing up for Bike to Work Week, May 26 to June 1, and it’s time to register now.

This year there are some great new prizes and a new registration process, so register early as a team, a school or individually.

This provincially supported week-long event encourages cyclists of all abilities to give commuter cycling a try. smartTRIPS rewards those who venture out on their bike with fantastic prizes from great local sponsors, including daily bike draws and gift certificates. Don’t miss out on all the fun.

Celebration Stations take place daily in different parts of the Central Okanagan to provide extra motivation. They provide an opportunity to get free refreshments from local sponsors and a complementary bike check-up from local bike shops—all while you socialize and meet new people.

“Every year we have tons of fun at the Celebration Stations, with great food and prizes from our local sponsors. So many awesome people stop by,” says Mike Kittmer, active transportation coordinator.

The addition of more Celebration Stations this year, including an evening drop-by station in Peachland and a morning one in Lake Country, will help ensure there’s a station for everyone to visit on their ride. We even have Celebration Station Passports to be entered for prizes for those who visit three or more stations.

Bike and Walk to School Week takes place during the same week, so students and families are encouraged to participate for a chance to win prizes for their school. So far 21 schools are participating. Ask your school administration or PAC if your school is involved. Schools even host their own events throughout the Central Okanagan, so why not get involved?

Interested participants can register or get further information at smartTRIPS.ca/events or email info@smartTRIPS.ca.

 

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