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employee commuting surveys, secure bicycle parking, Smart Trips, and more.
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Melissa Gayle-Smith from the University of Manitoba's Sustainability Office gives the bike blender a whirl.
Commuter Challenge Kickoff!
11am, Thurs, May 29
South side of Disraeli AT Bridge (Rover Ave)
The W.R.E.N.C.H. Workshops
Bike Part Art, Sat, May 31
3 Speed Hubs, Sat, May 31
Hubs, Sat, June 28
Headsets, Sat, July 26
Frame Bending, Sat, August 23
Commuter Challenge Week
June 1-7, 2014
Clean Air Day on the Bridge
Wed, June 4, 2014, 7-9am
NE corner Leg grounds near ped & bike signal on Osborne
The Downtown BIZ will be rewarding transit riders at different bus stop locations. Transit riders can help themselves to FREE Starbucks coffee and other coupons/vouchers from 15 different downtown restaurants and businesses.
7:30-9am, June 2-6
Mon: Main @ Broadway (Northbound)
Tue: Portage @ Edmonton (Westbound)
Wed: Graham @ Edmonton (Eastbound)
Thu: Portage @ Donald (Eastbound)
Fri: Graham @ Donald (Westbound)
Bike Week Winnipeg
June 16-22, 2014
Includes 7th Annual Bike to Work Day on Fri, June 20
Bike Ride to Folk Festival
Wed, July 9, 2014
A Moveable Feast
June 19, September 27
|6 guys, 1 van, great carpool
Meet Cody, Guy, Darrel C., Rick, Justin and Darrel F. In 2010, they bought a van together and have been saving money on gas and repairs by vanpooling to work ever since. Read their story and collect a few tips to start your own carpool.
Commuter Challenge is on!
Need a reason to participate in the 15th annual Commuter Challenge? Here are my top 4 reasons to take part:
Register today and tell us why you’re taking the Challenge. Also, if you're hosting an event at your workplace the week of the Challenge, let us know and send us your pictures!
- I can see the difference I'm making by walking to work when combined with the efforts of 7,000 other participants in Manitoba and 25,000 across Canada.
- I can see the money I’m saving, GHG emissions I’m avoiding, and calories I burn every time I add another day's commute.
- I can gloat that I helped Winnipeg to win the Commuter Challenge for the 11th year.
- ... and have you seen the prizes?!
Try transit - FREE pass
Work downtown and want to give transit a try? You're in luck as the Downtown BIZ is giving away 250 FREE 5-day passes as part of the Bus is Better campaign. Just in time to use during Commuter Challenge! Head down to the Millennium Library Desk to pick up a pass while supplies last. You might also be one of the lucky transit riders who gets a free coffee and other giveaways at a downtown bus stop June 2-6 during Commuter Challenge.
Take your brain for a walk
If you need an excuse to go for a walk, research is on your side. Researchers from Santa Clara University have found that going for a walk increases your creative thoughts both during and afterward. Just to be sure, they put their volunteers to the test – walking indoors on a treadmill, walking outside, sitting inside a lab with no windows, and sitting outside in the fresh air. Without question, those who were walking (indoors or out), “...had more thoughts, but they also had a higher density of creative thoughts than sitters”, says Marily Oppezzo, lead author of the study. So if you need to do some creative thinking today, take your brain for a walk!
RRC takes the bus
Red River College has offered downtown employees a 60% EcoPass discount on monthly bus passes since 2012. This works out to a cost of about $33 per month for a staff bus pass - a much more appealing option than paying for parking downtown. The result? 84% of RRC staff at Paterson Global Foods Institute take the bus! Find out more on Red River College's Red Goes Green blog.
Clean Air Day on the Bridge
Join us on Wednesday, June 4th, between 7:00 and 9:00 a.m. to celebrate active and green commuting on Clean Air Day. All part of the week-long Commuter Challenge June 1-7! Stop along your way to work for a tasty snack, enter to win a great draw prize, get a quick adjustment on your bike, chat with other active commuters, and even register on the spot for the Commuter Challenge. Find details here.
Bikes, bikes and more bikes
After this winter, there's nothing better than being out on your bike enveloped in warm sunshine. 'Tis the season for all things bike-related and here are our top 5. First and foremost, take in Winnipeg's annual celebration of cycling with a full week of activities during Bike Week (June 14-22). Second, discover which Winnipeg neighbourhood made a Top 10 Cycling Communities in Canada list. Third, get ready to ride Winnipeg's first parking protected bike lane. Fourth, ride your bike to Winnipeg Folk Festival. Finally, try out the 20km City Loop Trail to get around Brandon.