2020 Bike to School Week | 2020 Bike to Work Week

Williams Lake


It’s spring in the Cariboo-- time to get out in the garden, bask in the sunshine, and dust off the ol’ bicycle for a cruise.  May 28th to June 3rd is ‘Bike to Work and School Week’ in British Columbia and a perfect opportunity to get pedaling. Even if you can't bike to work or school, you can still participate!

We all know that riding a bike is just a plain old good time, but it’s also a fantastic way to get in shape, save your wallet from the gas pumps, get your whole family out together, and improve our air quality. You might produce some Co2 huffing and puffing, but it’s nothing compared to what a vehicle pumps out. Motor vehicles create more air pollution than any other single human activity. In Williams Lake the air pollutant of special concern for our health is called “particulate matter,” of which vehicle exhaust is a contributor.  If everyone in Canada chose an environmentally friendly form of transportation one day a week like cycling or walking, vehicle emissions would be reduced by 20%! Using active transportation is one way to help keep our air clean.

Retired or working from home? Do you live too far from work to commute? Everyone can participate! Register and track your kilometres as you commute to errands, events, visit friends & family, take a ride for fun, or wherever you head to on your bike instead of in the car!

Bike to Work and School Week is a great way to get out on the road with others and feel supported as you make the transition from four wheels to two. The Williams Lake Field Naturalists/Scout Island Nature Centre, the Williams Lake Air Quality Roundtable, and local partner orgnanizations are excited to have put together a week filled with all things cycling and look forward to seeing you out there!!

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