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Here are some simple tips when riding in the rain (courtesy of Vancouver B2WW)
Here are 6 tips when sharing the road with Buses:
Regular bike inspections only take a minute and are important to ensure that you have a safe and
enjoyable ride. The following key areas should be checked regularly.
Multi-use paths (bike paths, recreational trails, paved pathways, asphalt trails) are intended to be SHARED for use and enjoyment by a diverse group of non-motorized users including cyclists, inline skaters, pedestrians and others. These basic guidelines will help to ensure yours and other user’s safety.
For all Cyclists:
Bicycling for transportation, recreation and fitness has seen enormous growth in recent years. People everywhere are rediscovering the joys of cycling; how much fun it is, how practical it is, and how good it is for their health and well-being. However, with the increase in cycling there has also been an increase in conflicts with other road users.
How much does it cost to participate in Bike to Work Week?
- Nothing! Thank you to the support of our community sponsors all aspects of the event (except the t-shirts) are 100% free!
Are walkers, rollerbladers, bus riders or those travelling by means other than driving alone counted?
We want to encourage as many new cyclists to participate in BTWW as possible, so it needs to be simple and fun. Here are some typical barriers, and how you can respond:
Barrier (Excuse) Response
I don’t have a bike
- A number of bike shops offer rentals
I’m nervous about riding on my own
The BTWW campaign provides a framework for organizing teams in your workplace. With a little employer support and interest among your coworkers, you can add to the momentum of the event.
Building Awareness in the Office and signing people up for BTWW…Remember, it’s all about fun!
Team leaders are a critical component in making Bike to Work Week a resounding success.
Here is a fantastic resource for cycling in Nanaimo. This map shows most of the features of Nanaimo’s parks and recreational facilities. Click on the image below to download.