May 12, 2015 - 3:14 PM
VERNON - The City of Vernon, Vernon Moves and Greater Vernon Cycling Advisory Committee are introducing the Bike Buddy Hotline to support new and apprehensive cyclists who are interested in participating in Bike to Work & School Week, May 24 to 31. The free service connects cyclists to a Bike Buddy who will help plan routes and provide other tips to encourage commuting during Bike to Work & School Week — and beyond.
Many Vernon businesses are encouraging their staff to be a part of Bike to Work and School Week.
“A number of us in my office ride to and from work, including a few who head out a lunch time for a brief ride,” said Rob Tedham of Tedham Wealth Management Group - RBC Dominion, the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce and team leader for Bike to Work. “It creates a sense of wellbeing and achievement. It’s a privilege to live in a community offering the opportunity to bike to work safely, while enjoying unparalleled scenery, great weather and at the same time getting some regular exercise.”
To connect with a Bike Buddy, call the Bike Buddy Hotline at 250-540-9397. More information on Bike to Work & School Week and the Bike Buddy Hotline can be found at www.vernon.ca/vernonmoves or www.biketowork.ca/northokanagan.
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