It’s no secret that most of us don’t get enough exercise. Between work and family commitments, there often isn’t much time left to fit in a work out. Bike to Work Week is a great solution to this dilemma. Avid cyclists and new riders alike sign up, log their commutes, win prizes, and are part of making Metro Vancouver a better place to live, work and play. Improving air quality, reducing road congestion and connecting with their communities are a few of the benefits realized by Bike to Work participants.
On Friday, staff from Fraser Health and the RCMP “E” Division Headquarters welcomed bikers to the Bike to Work Week Celebration Station at Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre in Surrey.
Riders were able to refuel with complimentary refreshments, received free bike tune-ups by a local bicycle mechanic and entered to win prizes. The station was sponsored by the Surrey Active Transportation Working Group, a subcommittee of the Surrey Healthier Communities partnership between the City of Surrey and Fraser Health.
Inspector Phil Goulet, OIC National Promotions, RCMP says, “I bike 38 kilometers each way to work. What makes the one hour and twenty minute commute bearable is the fact that I ride an electric bike. It’s like having an Olympic athlete in your back pocket! I would rather bike that route than sit in my car.”