By now, we hope you’ve dusted off your wheels to get the most of Toronto’s prime cycling season. Yes, some hardcore folks know no seasonal limitations for their cycling love. For others, a gentle mist is enough to hop off the hotseat. No matter where you fall on the cycling-confidence-spectrum, Bike Month is for you (especially the ‘mist’ folks).
It kicked off this Monday with Bike To Work Day. Hopefully you got your pancakes. If you missed that, no worries … there are countless events across the city, and two great sessions coming to UHN in June!
Basic Bike Maintenance
June 15, 12-1 pm, Princess Margaret Cancer Research Tower:
Advanced Bike Maintenance
June 20, 12-1 pm, Toronto General Hospital:
Any UHN staff or volunteers from any site are welcome to attend for the low price of free. These are both outdoors and interactive. To make sure there’s space to learn, please register with those handy buttons above.
NEW!!! (added June 6th) GROUP RIDES / BIKE POOLS
New this year, Smart Commute clients (UHN is one) will have access to group rides, called ‘Bike Pools‘. Sign up on these Eventbrite links…
- June 14: Let’s Get You Home June 14th
- June 21: Explore the Richmond Adelaide Protected Bike Lanes June 21st
- June 28: Ride the Martin Goodman Trail on June 28th.
Whether or not you are with UHN, there are other ways to get involved (and maybe win something). From the Bike Month website, here are the events happening around Toronto.
From the Bike Month page:
show your support for cycling and you’ll be entered to win one of three prize packs: a MEC Midtown Bicycle and $300 voucher from VIA Rail! You’ll qualify if you sign up to do at least one of these things:
- ride your bike to school or work on May 29
- participate in a Bike to Work Day event,
- join any Bike Month event on the calendar
Once you register, you can also receive bonus entries for logging a trip on the Smart Commute Tool and for every person you recruit through email and social media through your page! Contest closes June 5, 2017.