Give your gas pedal a break and reach for your bike during the London Bicycle Festival promoting greener commuting.
The annual Bicycle Festival encourages Londoners to bike for transportation, fitness and fun. It is sponsored by the Thames Region Ecological Association.
From 7-9 a.m. May 31-June 4, Western Campus Community Police Service will be performing bike stops at the intersection of Middlesex and Perth Drives, at Talbot College. This is the 9th year for the event.
Bikers can pick up information on bicycle safety, paths and tours. Campus police are handing out bells, reflective strips and bike maps. Drop by to enter in a draw.
Learn more about Western’s Purple Bikes lending and repair program on campus on Wednesday, June 2 at the London Public Library, Landon branch from 7 – 9 pm.
Purple Bikes, offshoot of EnviroWestern, offers free rentals for 48 hours for a $5 annual membership fee. The co-op branch of the program will offer low-cost repairs to the campus and London community by providing parts to members at cost and assistance in repairing the bikes.
Drop by their office in the University Community Centre, Room 315C, e-mail email@example.com, or search for ‘purple bikes’ on Facebook for more information.
Daily information about cycling and ‘green’ modes of transportation will be highlighted on the City of London website throughout the week.
For more information on the week-long events supporting London Bicycle Festival week, visit www.trea.ca.