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Locals “Gearing Up” for Bike to Work Week

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 @ 2:23 PM

sharetheroad1Prince George, B.C. – It’s almost time to dust off those bicycles, and remind those who will be behind the wheel of a motor vehicle to share the road.

Bike to Work Week runs May 25-31, and will be hosted locally by the Prince George Cycling Club (PGCC).

“This is a fun event for the PG Cycling Club, it spotlights urban cycling in Prince George and helps motivate new cyclists to ride to work,” says Kyrke Gaudreau, PGCC Urban Cycling Program Lead.

“The simple act of cycling to work can make a huge difference in people’s lives, while it might be the only way to get to work for some, others who choose to cycle for health often find community in urban cycling.”

He says 35 workplace and school teams have already registered for the event and notes “more are signing up every day.”

Several events will mark the week-long event including a kickoff breakfast, Monday May 25 at City Hall from 6:45-9:30am.

For more information on the event click here.


The way people drive in this town I suggest that bikers beware.

Bike to work, just avoid 1st -15th avenue, because it is either illegal or suicidal to attempt.

Ah come on pal ! Cyclists . I hope for you guys that pg is more cycle friendly than back in the eighties .

What an awesome concept.

I think it would be a great idea for the entire counsel to ride their bicycles into town from the four points of egress at 8:00 am in full rush hour traffic.

They could ride southbound down the hart on one day, eastbound down the College heights hill the next, westbound from the Eastway Esso on another day, and finally northbound from the RV place south of town. It would be too terrifying for them to attempt Foothills from Chief Lake road due to the condition of the pavement on the shoulder that is the designated bike lane.

This would give all the counsel members an up close and personal experience with the quality of cycling available to us. Of course, then they would not need to hire an expensive consulting firm to survey the population.

Coming down the Hart there are at least two pinch points that cause me concern: southbound lane across from Raven Truck, and southbound lane just down the hill from the scales. That is an exhilarating experience with morning traffic that includes coffee swilling, phone using distracted drivers that are late for work because they lollygag to the last moment in bed, in addition to the loaded logging trucks. I find the truck drivers are actually more considerate and try to give room.

I doubt counsel will participate in this exercise because, well it is exercise, and they may get some valid experiential proof on the safety of this towns citizens that use alternative transportation.

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