The 4th Annual International Winter Bike to Work Day will be taking place this Friday February 12th. People in cities all over the world are committing to ride this Friday in a celebration of winter cycling. Have you committed to ride on Friday?
Winter Bike to Work Day is a chance to celebrate the joys of riding through winter, and to think about what needs to happen to make winter cycling accessible to everyone.
How it Works
Commit to ride. Put a snowflake on the world map. Watch it grow.
Schools can participate; teachers do a 30second survey.
Right now there are 1.7 people signing up around the globe every minute.
International highlights so far:
Kids in Oulu are keeping their city’s hopes alive and testing software made in Winnipeg. 🙂
Canada’s Federal Environment Minister will be riding her red bike.
Russia’s official twitter account approves of Moscow’s warm up ride.
…and much more.
STUFF HAPPENING IN WINNIPEG!
Please note that Breakfast on Ice has been cancelled due to weather concerns. Sorry for any inconvenience.
LUNCH HOUR – DOWNTOWN Meet up at Fools + Horses at noon for an informal discussion with Winnipeggers freshly returned from the international Winter Cycling Congress in Minneapolis-St.Paul. Learn what it takes to become a world-class bike-friendly city. Invite your friends on Facebook!
EVENING – WE PARTY! Join the Jack Frost Challenge crew at 17:30 at the Yellow Dog or swing by after supper at 19:30 at “The Echo Palace*” (on the Red under the Norwood bridge). Make some maple taffy, smokies, project some video and enjoy some tunes before biking to Festival du Voyageur!!! Invite your friends on Facebook!
LATEST NEWS ON FACEBOOK: Stay tuned to Bike Winnipeg and Winnipeg Trails for any emerging info about local events. Follow the event on Twitter or Facebook to see the latest scores and watch what’s happening around the world.
*If you’re not sure where/what the Echo Palace refers to, try out the Winnipeg Trails app.
If you can show us the Echo Palace gem on you phone, you will win some awesome prizes.