“It’s cold out.”
“I don’t want to get to work all sweaty.”
It’s easy to come up with excuses NOT to bike to work. Until you’ve tried it, that is.
That’s part of what Bike to Work Week, which runs annually the last week of May, is about — encouraging newbies to try commuting from a saddle while celebrating the benefits that can only be understood with experience. This year (2015), Bike to Work Week runs May 25-31.
We recently met up with Lise Richard, who is the Greater Victoria Bike to Work Society’s Bike Skills Coordinator. She is very convincing when it comes to encouraging pedal power. She also has a handy trick for remembering some of the keys to cycling safety.
Go ahead and watch the video. If you haven’t considered biking to work already, we’re pretty confident you’ll think about switching gears.
Bike to work already? What do you like about it? Let us know! Help us fill the comments section below with positive pedalling vibes. And learn about what the ministry is doing, through the BikeBC program, to improve cycling in your community.