1. Cycling is good for your heart: Cycling is associated with improved cardiovascular fitness, as well as a decrease in the risk of coronary heart disease.
If you are an avid bike commuter, this is your chance to take on a leadership role at work and get others to join you in your healthy, carbon free ways. If you have never attempted a pedal powered commute, now is your chance, and you can do so with the support of your co-workers and the province wide Bike to Work community!.
Whistlerites celebrated Clean Air Day with Sea to Sky Clean Air Society, with a free yoga class led by Ellen from Lululemon with a focus on Breathing....Breathing in all that fresh mountain air with 2,346 less Greehouse Gases in the Sea to Sky saved by biking to work last week!
The grand prize for all three Sea to Sky communities (Whistler, Pemberton and Squamish) was a Giant Roam XR1 purchase by Sea to Sky Clean Air Society with funding from Environment Canada and a discount from BikeCo. Each BIke to Work Week participant who logged 3 or more days were enter into the draw.
Whistler Mayor Nancy Wilhelm-Morden accepts the community bike rack 1st place prize, beating out Squamish and Pemberton for highest per capita participation. This bike rack is valued at $1,450 and was purchase by Sea to Sky Clean Air Society with funding from Environment Canada and a generous discount from CORA bike racks. Way to go Whistler! Now the whole community can enjoy this new bike rack for safe parking of their favorite two wheeled, emissions free, commuting option.
With help from Environment Canada funding and a very generous discount from CORA Bike Racks, Sea to Sky Clean Air Society purchased three bike racks of various sizes. The community with the highest per capita participation wins the biggest one! Current rankings are as follows:
Squamish: Participation - 139; Population - 17,479; Per Capita Participation - 0.8%
Whistler: Participation - 323; Population - 9,824 ; Per Capita Participation - 3%
Pemberton: Participation - 17; Population - 2,370; Per Captia Participation - 0.7%
Thank you for your participation in Bike to Work Week. We were so lucky with the beautiful weather – very uncommon for this week of the year. Today is your last chance to log your kilometers and participation for the community specific prizes. You have until June 8th to log your kilometers and participation for the trip to Cuba.
Prizes will be announced tomorrow and will be available to pick up on June 4th – Clean Air Day.
Clean Air Day/Bike to Work Week Wrap Up Event Details
Provincial Grand Prize: Exodus Sponsored Trip for 2 to Portugal Cycling Porto to Lisbon
Cycle past sun-kissed beaches, vibrant fishing villages, peaceful pine forests, and shimmering blue waters on your way from Porto to Lisbon. Indulge in Portugal’s laidback way of life with gentle daily rides along the coast, stopping at charming towns to relax and explore some of the best beaches and restaurants the country has to offer. Refuel with fresh seafood, wine tastings, delicious local cheese and delicate pastries.