CONGRATULATIONS to Cameron Zaremba, of UHNBC Pharmacy in Prince George, for winning the Bike to Work BC grand prize: Exodus Travels Cuban Highlights Cycle Trip
Cameron Zaremba started participating in Bike to Work Week 8 years ago when he was living in Kelowna and has continued to participate in Bike to Work Week in Prince George where he has resided for the last three years. Zaremba says that each year Bike to Work Week is a reminder to get his bike out to commute with for the summer season and he continues cycle to work once or twice per week after Bike to Work Week through the summer months.
When asked if he notices any health benefits from using his bike to commute Zaremba says, “It is good cross-training for winter activities such as downhill skiing and snowshoeing.” He adds that he always feels “invigorated” when he completes his bike commute in either direction!
When Zaremba found out that we won the Exodus Travels prize, he felt “very surprised and fortunate,” he says: “I had a silly grin from ear-to-ear (that I couldn’t get rid of) when I called my wife to let her know the news.” Zaremba and his wife look forward to seeing the sights and sounds of the countryside of Cuba from a biking vantage point.
“My wife and I enjoy biking because it is something we can do together, and we are fairly avid cyclists. We have considered doing bike tours in Europe but were not even aware of the possibility of doing a tour in a country such as Cuba.”
Exodus Travels, started in 1974 when two friends got together to provide an overland truck to travel to the Minaret of Jam, deep in the heart of the Hindu Kush, the most inaccessible of the world’s great monuments. Exodus was founded on adventure—discovering countries, cultures, environments, cities, mountain ranges, deserts, coasts and jungles—exploring this amazing planet we live on. Today, Exodus helps you reach incredible destinations on 500 itineraries across over 90 separate countries.
“Exodus has a wide range of adventure tours available around the world. These include classic cultural and wildlife tours, giving travellers the opportunity to experience destinations up close and personal when they travel, as well as hiking and cycling tours – allowing our travellers to reach the far corners of the Earth with minimal environmental impact,” says Katy Rockett, North American Marketing Manager of Exodus Travels.
“Exodus and Bike to Work really are a match made in heaven,” she says. “Exodus and Bike to Work both run on the same ethos of concern for the environment and share a passion for the sense of achievement when you’ve travelled or commuted using nothing but your own energy to get you there.”
“We share such similar philosophies in recognizing the value of travelling by bike. Not only does it offer the opportunity to travel places while staying physically fit, it also gives you clarity of mind and such an appreciation for your surroundings with the added benefit of having a minimal impact on the environment.”
Exodus supports a number of not-for-profit and charitable organizations around the world, focusing primarily on destinations in which they operate. This ranges from providing education in the rainy season to porters on Kilimanjaro to further their language skills and ability to build their careers in the tourism industry, to working to protect one of the last remaining tiger populations in India.
Rockett states, “We were thrilled for the opportunity to sponsor Bike to Work week this year and want to send a heartfelt congratulations to all of the participants for their achievement.”
Exodus Travels’ full product range can be viewed at www.exodustravels.com.