The first BC Bike to Work Week (BTWW) event began in Greater Victoria in 1995 with approximately 500 participants. The goal was to raise the profile of commuter cycling.
In 2016, there was a record turn-out of over 36,000 participants from over 44 communities/regions in BC and more than 289,000 kg of CO2 were saved from entering the atmosphere that week.
During the week of May 29 - June 4, 2017, Summerland will celebrate its 5th annual participation in this popular provincial event. People of all ages are encouraged to ride their bicycles to school, work, errands, church, and appointments - any commute counts.
The benefits of cycling are well known and include reducing greenhouse gas emissions, enhancing health and wellness, and building community connections. Do you remember the freedom and energy you felt when you rode your bicycle as a child? A strong sense of self-sufficiency is also created when you get around on your bicycle. You can experience beneficial endorphins on a regular basis when you invite commuter cycling into your life.
Bike to Work and School Week Summerland is organized by the Summerland Bike to Work and School Week Committee with financial support from the District of Summerland.
For more information on Bike to Work and School Week in BC, visit www.biketowork.ca.