OUR VIEW: It’s a nice day to bike to work

Forecast calls for perfect conditions for this year's Bike to Work Week

If there’s a monsoon next week, blame Bike to Work Week.

All joking aside, cyclists should be able to look forward to some sunny skies.

That hasn’t always been the case in past years, but it would be appreciated, because we hope Bike to Work Week is successful.

The annual cycling awareness event starts Monday (May 25) in Campbell River and around B.C. as part of a provincial government initiative to get more people pedalling.

Commuters are invited to challenge themselves by registering for Bike to Work Week as individuals or as part of a team, and they’re encouraged to cycle through ‘celebration stations’ where they can enter prize draws and receive refreshments.

Students can also participate by signing up to bike to school.

If people commit to two-wheeled commuting, or if they don’t, there are indications that Campbell River is becoming a more cycle-friendly city.

Pedestrian routes have been posted around the city in recent years and more and more people are starting to take up cycling to work.

We support those who wish to be spokespeople – pun intended – during Bike to Work Week, and we hope everyone else will at least share the road.

It’s a nice day for a bike ride, and it’s always a nice day to contribute to a cleaner city.

-Black Press