Get ready to bike

Bike to Work and School Week runs from May 29 to June 4 in Vernon

It’s time for some pedal power.

Bike to Work and School Week runs from Monday, May 29 to Sunday, June 4 in Vernon.

“The week will kick off with a family-friendly celebration of cycling (Sunday) May 28 at Polson Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.,” said Tanya Laing Gahr, Vernon’s communications officer.

“Events will include the Mayor’s Bike Ride, family bike rides through the park, bike skills and safety courses led by community policing and many other fun activities. The event is free for everyone.”

Other activities taking place throughout the week include:

n Monday, May 29: Morning celebration station at Harwood Elementary

n Tuesday, May 30: Morning celebration station at Ellison Elementary

n Wednesday, May 31: Mid-week celebration station at Sun Country Cycle (102-1340 Kal Lake Road) 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. with continental breakfast, coffee and other promotional events and raffle prize entries.

n Wednesday, May 31: Brain Trust/Kal Tire barbecue on 28th Street just off of 30th Avenue from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Proceeds will help support the purchase of helmets for kids in our community.

n Friday, June 2: Wrap-up event at Spirit Square by city hall from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. This event features live music and Operation Identification, a program for bike theft prevention.

Visit www.biketowork.ca for more information locally and provincially and to register for free. For more information, contact Vernon’s Bike to Work and School co-ordinator at jwilliamson@vernon.ca.