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It's Bike to Work Week!

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May 27 to June 2, 2013 you can do your part  to keep our part of the sea to sky corridor green and vibrant.  For the second year in a row, the Sea to Sky Clean Air Society (SSCAS)  and the District of Squamish  are partnering to coordinate Squamish Bike to Work Week  which encourages locals to commute to work by bicycle. Squamish Mayor Rob Kirkham says that he will be biking to work “to reduce our environmental impact and help us meet our community-wide greenhouse gas reduction commitments under the climate action charter agreement and I encourage my fellow residents to do the same.” As commuting to work has been cited as one of the leading causes of greenhouse gas emissions and vehicle exhaust has been cited as the number one form of pollution in our airshed choosing to bike to work, even for a few days a week, can have dramatic results.

There are lots of ways to participate in this corridor-wide event! Businesses and organizations are encouraged to create or join a team though you don’t have to join to enjoy the benefits of biking! A registration booth at the Squamish Farmers’ Market (May 25) will provide additional registration opportunities. Participants who bike three days or more will be entered to win some great prizes, including a Bike Park season pass, a cruiser bike, and a helmet.

The emphasis for Bike to Work Week will be on having fun, with a Celebration Station set up at the corner of Cleveland and Buckley Avenues from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., Monday May 27th to Thursday, May 30th. Free refreshments will be offered.

PS: All Squamish Transit buses are equipped with bike racks, so bikes can be loaded onto the bus if the bike home seems daunting at the end of a long work day!
Register your team at www.biketowork.ca and help build a vibrant, green, and healthy community!