Bike to Work Nanaimo
Here are instructions for both new and repeat teams. Don’t forget: a team can be as small as one commuter!
Nanaimo did better than the previous years in 2013, despite all the rain!
You may wonder…now that I’m riding to work all the time, where else can I go?
Well. Think charity rides. There are a couple coming up which are definately worth considering.
The second ride I’d like to plug is the Bike For Your Life event in Parksville on Sunday, August the 11th. Follow this link to the home page. This has become something of an institution on mid Vancouver Island. Five choices of distances from 15 km to 100 km mean there is a route for everyone!
We have a set of photos on Joep Olthuis’ SkyDrive account. Check ‘em out!
The Nanaimo News Bulletins ran a six week series of articles for us in 2011. Since these articles are still available, why not check them out this year? “Six weeks to cycling readiness” introduced the series and started people thinking about the idea of riding to work.
In the second article, “Research required in picking a bike” the equipment essentials were covered.
And the third article gets into the personal issue of…what to wear. See “Casual wear ‘in’ for cyclists”.
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.