Bike to Work Week Kicks Off at City Hall
Monday, May 29, 2017 @ 9:20 AM
Prince George, B.C. – Dozens of cyclists turned out for the launch of Bike to Work Week outside Prince George City Hall this morning.
Organized by the Prince George Cycling Club, spokesperson Jessy Rajan said she hopes to attract 100 new participants this year.
“Which I think is reasonable,” she said. “I always look at the number of new riders because that’s what it’s all about. We like to engage as many new people as we can.”
Rajan said the goal is to promote both healthy living and a clean environment.
She added as always, the weather will play a key role in determining the success of the event.
Anyone wanting to take part is encouraged to register (for free) at biketowork.ca.
Rajan estimates around 500 participated last year.
Make sure to Wear your Helmet
and Stay in your Bike Lanes,
We paid good Money for those for you.
I am quite sure that many of the bike riders also paid for the bike lanes with their taxes. Many vehicle drivers do not know how to stay out of the bike lanes. It appears many drivers prefer to stay close to the bike riders when passing.
The one day where the bike lans are actually used.. lol
I feel less safe since they have made the bike lanes, drivers do not think that I have the right to ride on the road when there is no bike lane. Plus the bike lanes are used for parking in most places, so I have to go out around the parked cars and other drivers try to “teach” me to stay in bike lanes by just giving me an inch or two as they drive by.
It is not only vehicle drivers that are sending messages, I saw some bike riders riding right on the white line when there is a 4-5ft shoulder available, I guess they were trying to mark their territory and send a message as well. What the bike riders seem to forget is they will be the ones that end up rolled up into a mangled mess under 3,000 lbs or more of steel or sent flying into the ditch by a passenger mirror.
Many of the bike riders are running close to the line to stay out of the gravel. Use some common sense and give the cycle rider some space even if they are in the wrong. You have the larger vehicle and there is very little chance you will be injured if you make contact with a cycle rider.
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