Bike to Work week hits Abbotsford May 25 to 31

Tuesday, May 26, residents can join in on group bike ride

On Tuesday, May 26, residents are invited to join Mayor Henry Braun on a group bike ride on their way to work or school.

The event is part of Bike to Work and School Week, which is a provide-wide initiative from May 25 to 31 that encourages people to ride their bikes to work, school, on errands, and more.

The Abbotsford ride will stop at designated areas where people can join, and is an opportunity for inexperienced cyclists to cycle in traffic in a group setting.

The ride starts at 7 a.m. at LifeCycles Bike Shop (1707 Salton Rd.). People can join in at Abbotsford Community Services (2420 Montrose Ave.) at 7:30, at Mill Lake Park (Bevan parking Lot) at 7:45, or at Mill Lake Park (by the ball diamonds) at 7:55. The ride will end at a celebration station in the Canadian Tire parking lot (32513 South Fraser Way),  where people can enjoy free snacks, bike safety checks and more.

Last year during Bike to Work Week, close to 700 Fraser Valley residents saved 3,552 kilograms of greenhouse gas emissions by choosing to bike.

This year, registered participants have an opportunity to enter to win prizes including a grand prize of a cycling trip tour for two from Prague to Budapest. To be eligible to win any of the prizes, participants register for free at www.biketowork.ca.

For more information, visit www.biketowork.ca/fraser-valley.