Burlington encourages residents to get out and ride during Bike Month
Published May 30, 2022 at 10:58 am
Bike Month in Burlington kicks off today and the goal is to give local residents all the tools and information they need to get pedalling.
Bike Month, which ends June 30, is an opportunity for people to try to ride a bike for the first time, learn new skills, or simply have fun and connect with new people.
“Riding a bike is one of the best ways to get around and explore your community,” said a city spokesperson. “Fifty per cent of trips in Burlington can be done in a less-than 20-minute bike ride.
Residents are invited to learn about cycling with kids, bike maintenance, road rules and other cycling topics with the City’s free webinars.
- Family Biking — June 2, 7 to 8 p.m.; June 20, 7 to 8 p.m.
- Safe Cycling 101 — June 6, 7 to 7:30 p.m.; June 23, 7 to 8 p.m.
- Road Rules — June 12, noon to 1 p.m.; June 28, 7 to 8 p.m.
- Basic Bike Maintenance — June 13, 7 to 8 p.m.; June 26, noon to 1 p.m.
- Safe Cycling — June 13, 7 to 8 p.m.; June 23, 7 to 8 p.m.
For information on any of these webinars, or to sign up, visit the webpage.
Burlington is also holding a draw to give away bike racks for businesses and organizations to encourage cycling to their locations.
The City has 25 bike racks to give away this year. Each rack holds about 10 bicycles and is valued at $700.
Interested parties are asked to email [email protected] with contact information by June 15. Selected organizations will be required to pick up and transport their bike rack to their private property and install the bike rack on a concrete pad for public use.
The City has been providing various organizations in the community, such as places of worship, small businesses and schools, with free bike racks for the past eight years.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising