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June 2-8, 2013
Clean Air Day on the Bridge
June 5, 2013
Clean Air Day for schools
June 5, 2013
MEC Bike Fest
June 15, 2013
Bike Movie Night
June 20, 2013
Bike to Work Day
Jun 21, 2013
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|Green commute to win!
Join thousands of Manitobans taking the Commuter Challenge the week of June 2-8th. Register and participate to get active, reduce your CO2 emissions, and win great prizes. Try riding the bus, cycling, walking or carpooling to work for the first time. Already a green commuter? Sign up and be counted! Also, join us on May 29th at 11am in the Manitoba Hydro plaza to launch this year’s Commuter Challenge.Find a carpool partner
Carpool.ca is sponsoring this year’s Commuter Challenge by offering FREE carpool matching services to Manitoba workplaces and their employees leading up to and during the Challenge. If you haven’t already, register your workplace for the Commuter Challenge, then contact email@example.com with your workplace details, and let your coworkers know they can sign up to find a carpool match.Standing room only
If this warm, spring weather makes you want to jump up from your desk and get moving, dust off your walking shoes and go for a walk. From walking meetings to walking to work, fitting in physical activity and fresh air can help us feel better and spark ‘fresh’ ideas. And check out Beth’s new sit-stand desk!
New helmet law in effect
On May 1st, 2013, the Province of Manitoba’s new bike helmet law came into effect. All children under the age of 18 must now wear a bicycle helmet when they ride their bicycle, tricycle, strider bike, or ride along with you in a bicycle trailer or tag-along bike. Take a look at this fun helmet video created by Can-Bike, the Manitoba Cycling Association and the Province of Manitoba. If you’ve been wondering about helmets for infants and toddlers, the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority has a great article on finding the right helmet for your little one(s). Find information here on biking with your family, including biking while pregnant, child trailers, and learning the rules of the road.
7 mistakes that cyclists make
Many cyclists frequently make some simple errors on the road. They are quite common and simple to correct. Here are 7 errors that you can change to make yourself safer on the road. To help you plan your route, pick up the new 2013 Winnipeg Cycling Map — hot off the press!
Driving our kids
According to the newly released Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth from Active Healthy Kids Canada, 58% of Manitoba’s children travel to school by inactive modes only!
Local car co-op doubles fleet
If you’ve been thinking of joining Peg City Car Co-op, this is the perfect time. The network of shared vehicles is expanding to include West Broadway, Corydon Village, The University of Winnipeg, and further into Downtown Winnipeg. This builds on existing locations at the Legislative grounds, Osborne Village, and South Osborne. Find the full details here or check out how to join.