#BikeMonthMay28-June30, #LizSutherland, #TransformTO #ClimateAction
Toronto, May 23 (Canadian-Media): During Bike Month from May 28 to June 30. more than 200 bicycle-themed events will take place across Toronto. media reports said.
Guided bike tours, cycling workshops and social events would also be included in this month-long celebration of cycling.
Bike Month 2018 is reportedly sponsored by MEC (Mountain Equipment Co-op), CLIF Bar, Smart Commute, Bike Share Toronto, Jet Fuel Coffee and CP24.
“Bike Month is a celebration of the joy of riding and an important opportunity to encourage more people to try it out,” said Liz Sutherland, Cycle Toronto’s Director of Advocacy and Government Relations. “We see dramatic increases in ridership wherever the City installs cycling infrastructure for people of all ages and abilities, including protected bike lanes on major routes where people shop, work and play.”
Bike Month encourages Torontonians to ride more often and raises awareness of cycling as a great way to get around the city.
Bike to Work Day on Monday, May 28 will kick off Bike Month with a group commute co-hosted by the City of Toronto.
Thousands of cyclists from start points all over the city will meet at the intersection of Yonge and Charles Streets at 7:30 a.m. for a group ride to Nathan Phillips Square.
Participants will be treated to a free pancake breakfast and coffee, and there will be vendors and speakers on the square from 8 to 8:45 a.m.
Bike Month. Image credit: bikemonth.ca
"The City of Toronto is committed to improving how people move around the city," said Mayor John Tory. "That includes investing in bike lanes and other infrastructure so that cycling is safer and easier in Toronto. Cycling is a great way to get around the city, and it's good for fitness and for the environment."
The City of Toronto, since 1989 has worked with the cycling community encouraging people to get on their bikes.
The City of Toronto is once again partnering with Cycle Toronto to deliver Bike Month programming this year.
To achieve the City’s target of 80 percent reduction in local greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, as identified in its TransformTO Climate Action Strategy, 75 percent of all trips under five kilometers will need to be cycled or walked by 2050.