Cycle to work: Bike Month launches May 29

Bike Month, an annual campaign encouraging commuters to cycle to work, kicks off Monday, May 29 and will run until June 30.

It is part of a GTHA-wide initiative with Smart Commute and municipal partners.

Hundreds of events are taking place across the region, including bike check-ups, foodie tours, workshops, and challenging group rides. Events are listed online at BikeMonth.ca.

Those participating can enter online by June 5 for a chance to win a MEC Midtown bicycle and a $300 VIA Rail voucher

Cycling is a great, healthy means of transportation that is known to:

• boost brain power – studies have shown that employees who cycle to work are more likely to be more successful at work as they are fitter, more alert and take fewer sick days;

• create happier employees – Smart Commute surveys continue to show that out of all commute choices, cyclists and walkers report the highest satisfaction; and,

• consider the environment – reduce greenhouse gas emissions and pollution by taking a vehicle off the road.

For more, visit BikeMonth.ca.

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