Bike to Work and School Week runs from May 25 to 31 in Vernon.

Bike to Work and School Week runs from May 25 to 31 in Vernon.

Vernon getting in gear for bike to work week

The City of Vernon is hosting a team leaders workshop at city hall from 4:45 to 6:30 p.m. today.

Planning is proceeding for the Bike to Work and School campaign.

The City of Vernon is hosting a team leaders workshop at city hall from 4:45 to 6:30 p.m. today.

“The free workshop is for team leaders who want to encourage staff and students to cycle to work and school during Bike to Work and School Week, May 25 to 31,” said Tanya Laing Gahr, communications co-ordinator.

Team leaders will receive Bike to Work Week updates including the presentation, Bikes Benefit Business from Mia Kohout at Momentum Magazine, a Bike to Work and School T-shirt and a promotional kit.

Bike skills and safety courses are also available to assist all cyclists on why and where collisions occur, physical skills needed to negotiate traffic safely, five traffic principles and the most common errors cyclists make.

Course dates are:

May 2, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

May 5 and 12, 5:30 to 8 p.m.

May 6 and 13, 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Those interested in the bike skills and safety course can register by calling 250-550-3634 or e-mailing csbreception@vernon.ca. The cost for the course is $20 per participant.

For more information on Bike to Work Week, visit www.vernon.ca/vernonmoves.