Bike to Work Month ‘Cycle-In Event’ gets people riding in Kanata

Ottawa, May 2, 2016 – The seventh annual Bike to Work Month, a celebration of commuting by bike, gets going in May with a Cycle-In event for people riding in Kanata.

The Cycle-In event invites teams of cyclists to start at a number of pre-selected locations to explore and assess different cycling routes leading into the Kanata Research Park.

The event is being held in collaboration with the Kanata North BIA, KRP Properties, Kanata North Councillor Marianne Wilkinson and the Ottawa Centre EcoDistrict.

Where: Kanata Research Park (555 Legget Drive)

When: Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Cycle-In ride from 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Debrief discussion and facilitation from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. (including photo ops)

Who: commuters in Kanata

Why: Observations made by participating teams of cyclists will go towards a summary report submitted to the City of Ottawa to assist in improving the area’s cycling infrastructure and move towards more sustainable commuting options.

With over 12,000 employees working at the Kanata North Business Community and a large percentage of staff living within 5 km of their workplace, there is an opportunity for employees to make real changes in how they get to work.

How: Register for the Cycle-In event

About Bike to Work Month

EnviroCentre’s Bike to Work Month is a campaign that promotes sustainable transportation within Ottawa and shows that biking to work is a fun and easy way for everyone to contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
During Bike to Work Month last May, more than 300,000 km, or a distance equivalent to seven times around the planet, was cycled by over 2,500 participants, which resulted in a collective greenhouse gas reduction of approximately 75 metric tonnes of CO2.
Participation in Bike to Work Month is free, fun and easy:

Bike to Work Month is proud to have the City of Ottawa as its core partner.

About EnviroCentre

EnviroCentre is a non-profit organization offering practical services and programs that help individuals and organizations conserve energy, improve environmental health and act more sustainably.