Bike to Work Day

Bike to Work Day is celebrated across the GTHA to encourage people to trade in their four wheels for two and cycle more often! The event kicks off Bike Month.
Event Type
Festival / Special Event
Time
Monday, May 29 at 12:00 am - Monday, May 29 at 11:00 pm
Contact
info@smartcommute.ca
RSVP Required
No
Event Links
http://smartcommute.ca/whats-happening/bike-to-work-day/
http://bikemonth.ca/news

A recent survey confirmed what we suspected – out of all commute choices, cyclists reported the highest satisfaction. That alone is a great reason to hop on your bike!

Statistics show that almost half of all trips made in Toronto are less than 5 km and of these short trips, 65% were made by private automobile. This distance could be covered in 20 minutes by bike (source)!

Many of our daily trips are well within cycling distance (0-5km). Trips taken by bike save you the cost of transit, gas, parking, have zero impact on air quality and burn calories with every pedal forward.

Can’t cycle the whole trip? Try a mix-and-match approach, combining bikes and transit. All GO Transit buses are equipped with bike racks and most stations have bike shelters on site, discover the facilities at your stop and learn more about cycling to GO.

New to biking? Check out our Cycling Tips, Resources for Cycling to Work or download Cycle Toronto’s Toronto Cyclist’s Handbook, which includes safety tips, road etiquette and more. Also, Toronto and Hamilton both have extensive bike share networks that are easy to access.


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Coming May 1, take the Bike Month pledge!

Pledge to ride to school or work on Bike to Work Day, Monday May 27 and/or throughout June for a chance to win one of three trips for two courtesy of VIA Rail (to Quebec City, Montreal or Ottawa) or a weekend getaway courtesy of Welcome Cyclists. Contest closes June 18.

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