Peterborough Residents commit to Winter Cycling

Does winter and snow mean you have to put your bicycle away for the season?

NO WAY!

Forget changing your car tires – what if you changed your bike tires, too?!

Winter Wheels is Peterborough’s FIRST EVER Winter Bike Riding Campaign by
B!KE: The Peterborough Community Cycling Hub.

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The program aims to help you keep riding your bike …. no matter what the weather is like outside!

 

On Sunday November 24th, the B!KE Community Hub launched the Winter Wheels Program!

A large number of community members have committed to winter cycling this year!

(See their smiling faces below!)

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In return, they got to install these cool “studded” winter tires (sponsored by the City of Peterborough) on their bikes to help them ride through the cold winter months in the snow and ice!

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Winter Wheels’ Goals are to:

  • Create a visible and increased presence of winter bike riders
  • Create champions for winter riding
  • Create a community conversation about riding in the winter
  • Identify barriers to winter riding and practical strategies to address them
  • Raise awareness about winter biking

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You can follow along with these cyclists by following @WinterBikePtbo on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Hashtags you can use: #bikeptbo #ptbo #winterbike #snowbike #wintercommute

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Key Dates to Remember

  • December 20th: Winter Lights Glow Ride, a fun, friendly, LED lit holiday ride! Leaves B!KE at 6:30.
  • February 9th: Winter Bike to Work Day.
  • March 4th: Winter Wheels Photo and video shoot!
  • March 31st: Wrap Party! Story telling, tire swap & photo session at B!KE 2-6p.m.

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Contact Info:

tegan-e1511464928830.jpgTegan Moss is coordinating the Winter Wheels program. Feel free to reach her to ask questions about the program or about winter riding generally. Tegan has been winter biking for 4 years.

Email: director@communitybikeshop.org, tegan@communitybikeshop.org

Phone: 705-775-7227

In Person: B!KE, 293 George Street North Peterborough, Ontario K9J 3H3

Winter Wheels is made possible by the City of Peterborough, The Ontario Trillium Foundation, and the B!KE Community Shop.

Tell us: would you give winter cycling a try as your #RandomActofGreen?

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