People of all ages took part in Bike to Work Week last year. This year, the event, which encourages people to leave their vehicles at home, takes part May 29-June 2.

Bike to Work Week in Campbell River kicks off on Monday

Take your bike to work and join in the activities organized by the River City Cycle Club

  • May. 26, 2017 11:00 a.m.

Cycling season is in full swing and the weather is finally cooperating.

Bike to Work Week, from May 29-June 2, offers lots of inspiration to get your bike out on the road on a regular basis.

Bike to Work Week 2017 will feature four breakfast celebration stations, an after work barbecue for the family – including a bungee run and fun bike games – Tuesday night Happy Hour, a bike skills workshop (with bike handling skills in the parking lot and a road ride to go over safely riding in traffic), and a movie night.

Bike to Work Week has experienced impressive growth across the province every year, and the River City Cycle Club has long-time members involved in organizing Bike to Work Week events in our city this year.

For full details, visit www.biketowork.ca/campbellriver

The objective of the River City Cycle Club (RCCC) is to actively promote cycling interests in Campbell River, and to build a stronger cycling community. The RCCC encourages and supports recreational and competitive cycling events, which contribute to both healthier citizens and a healthier and vibrant community. The RCCC has partnership agreements with Recreation Sites and Trails BC (Snowden) and BC Parks (Elk Falls/Pumphouse). These agreements acknowledge legitimate mountain bike use on these trails and show government agencies that mountain bikers can be responsible trail stewards.

If you’re interested in riding with other cyclists on the road or trails, the RCCC has group rides happening five days a week. Road rides leave the Sportsplex on Mondays at 6 p.m. (new beginner ride), Wednesdays at 6 p.m. and Sundays at 10 a.m. Mountain bike rides are through the Beaver Lodge Lands Tuesdays at 6 p.m. (beginner ride) and Wednesdays and Thursdays (women’s ride) in the Snowden at 6 p.m. Check out the RCCC Facebook page for updates on ride locations and times as well as for info on special events, or visit www.rivercitycycle.ca/

For an opportunity to meet cyclists in a social setting, join the club for a Burger and Beer Social in support of the Campbell River Bike Park Society. This casual and fun evening will be held at the Royal Coachman on Wednesday, June 21 at 8 p.m., for a cost of $25.

Stay tuned to the RCCC Facebook page for details on where to pick up tickets, or email Kimberley Black at road@rivercitycycle.ca with any questions.