Summerlanders urged to travel by bike

Bike to Work Week and Bike to School Week run May 27 to June 2

It’s time for a celebration of pedal power at Summerland will hold its annual Bike to Work Week and Bike to School Week May 27 to June 2.

Tami Rothery, sustainable and alternate energy coordinator for Summerland, said the purpose of the week is to encourage people to bicycle for transportation.

READ ALSO: Cycling promotion planned

READ ALSO: Cyclist rides for most of the year

While the terrain in Summerland has many hills and while some areas such as Crescent Beach, Trout Creek, the Canyon View area and part of Garnet Valley are far from the core of the community, Rothery said cycling can be a viable form of transportation for many.

“Summerland’s a very bikeable community, especially with the new e-bikes that are now available,” she said.

She urges cyclists to wear proper safety gear and suggests those new to cycling should take a cycling safety class to prepare for travel by bike.

“The most important part is to get out where you feel comfortable,” she said.

On Friday, a Bike to Work Week and Bike to School Week celebration station will be set up on Main Street in front of the Summerland branch of the Okanagan Regional Library.

Participants are encouraged to register and track their trips online by visiting www.biketowork.ca/summerland.

Summerland has had Bike to Work Week celebrations for the past six years.

To report a typo, email:
news@summerlandreview.com
.



news@summerlandreview.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Controlled burning taking place in Summerland

Locals are advised that smoke may be present east of Sunset Place near the Deer Ridge subdivision

Australia Day fundraiser at Penticton’s Slackwater Brewing a success

Money raised at Australia day party donated directly to Victoria Bushfire Relief Fund

Penticton Indian Band stands in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en

“We’ve lived in this area for 10,000 years, and our knowledge is being disregarded…” - Chad Eneas.

Techstars Penticton took start-ups from ideas to pitches in 54 hours over the weekend

Local businesspeople worked their ideas to present before a panel of judges.

Summerland native leads bobsled teams to silver and bronze

Kripps makes podium twice in Konigssee

B.C. reports first coronavirus in Vancouver region

First patient visited Wuhan, China, reported symptoms

Watch out for scams, clickbait in the wake of Kobe Bryant’s death: Better Business Bureau

Kobe Bryant and his daughter were killed in a helicopter crash near Los Angeles

Calgary man dies in snowmobiling incident near Revelstoke

Boulder Mountain is a popular snowmobiling area west of the city

Kamloops killer who claims victim stabbed himself has appeal dismissed

Gordon Camille was sentenced to 6 years in a federal penitentiary following a 2018 manslaughter conviction

‘Very disrespectful’: Headstones at Okanagan cemetery damaged by excavation crew

Headstones at Enderby’s Cliffside Cemetery mistakenly driven over by excavation crew

Despite reports of decline, birds flocking to national parks in Canadian Rockies

Recent studies suggest overall bird population has slid by three billion since 1970

Central Okanagan man accused of sexual assault found not guilty due to alibi

Justice Dennis Hori determined a reasonable doubt in the Crown’s case against Robert Copeland

Former UN committee member defends stance on B.C.’s Coastal GasLink pipeline

First Nations LNG Alliance accused UN committee, human rights watchdog of not doing their research

Most Read