May 10, 2012 Media release
Update: Bike To Work Week Gearing Up with City Support
Image: Sean Felker Photography
Showing their support for Bike To Work Week, Kamloops Mayor Peter Milobar and five Councillors don their new event t-shirts (back row: Mayor Milobar, Councillor Arjun Singh; front row: Councillors Nelly Dever, Nancy Bepple, Marg Spina and Pat Wallace).
May 28 to June 3, 2012 was officially proclaimed by City of Kamloops Mayor and Council earlier this week as Kamloops Bike To Work Week (BTWW). Along with the official ceremony, Mayor Peter Milobar and all City Councillors (Nancy Bepple, Donovan Cavers, Ken Christian, Nelly Dever, Arjun Singh, Marg Spina and Pat Wallace) were the first to don the event’s new orange T- shirts. As further support for this fifth annual free event, council members Cavers, Bepple and Singh have also registered a team.
Other notable event updates include the following:
The morning Celebration Stations will take place May 28 to June 1 from 6:30 to 9:00 AM in front of the law courts on Columbia St. where there will be free Starbucks coffee, fruit, breakfast snacks, newspapers from Kamloops Daily News, lots of prize give-aways, and a chance to win the grand prize of a new Kona bicycle, supplied by long-time BTWW supporter, The Bicycle Café (which is also offering free bike maintenance courses on May 16th and 23rd at their Valleyview shop for those wanting to tune-up their rides; contact Marcia (email@example.com) to register or for details). Steve Quinney, a former bike shop owner, will also be on site every morning to help with simple bike repairs.
Afternoon Celebration Stations will take place from 3:30 to 6:00 PM on the 28th on the North Shore (location TBA), the 29th at the new Valleyview bike interchange, and June 1st back at the law courts, which is also the event wrap-up BBQ.
Event registration is ahead of where it was at this time last year, and the event organizing committee is pleased with the 30 teams registered so far; which represents roughly 1/3 of their goal of 100 teams (compared with 73 last year). Also new this year, as soon as the team leader registers on-line, they are eligible to win prizes drawn every Thursday up until the event begins. In the spirit of good-natured competition—and good ‘ole fashioned trash-talking!—teams are encouraged to challenge each other to find out who can ride the most kms during the event. The winning team will be announced shortly after the event ends. Registration is on-going, and work-place teams can be as small as one or as big as you like. One team leader needs to register and team-mates can be added at a later time.
Volunteers are still being sought to help out at the Celebration Stations. To do so, please contact Marcia at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 778-470-5695.
This province-wide event is supported by the City of Kamloops and the Province of BC. Kamloops is one of over 20 BC communities participating in 2012 Bike to Work Week through Bike to Work BC, a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging people to cycle to work for fun, health and to lessen our impact on the environment.
To register visit http://www.biketowork.ca/kamloops. You can also find us on Facebook (Kamloops Bike to Work Week), or Twitter (@kamloopsBTWW).
For media inquiries or images, please contact James Gordon, Co-coordinator, Kamloops Bike To Work Week, 250-374-8199 or email@example.com.