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Bike Month

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June is Bike Month in Waterloo Region, which means it is time to pump up the tires, strap on your helmet, and enjoy a beautiful ride to campus! Thanks to everyone who participated in this year's activities.  Here is a snapshot about what went down!

Thank-you Notes

Staff from Waterloo and TravelWise thought it would be good to kick off the month with a few thank-you notes.  Over 750 bikes around campus received a little thanks and hopefully a little humour.  Next year we will need to print even more!

 Money can't buy you happiness, but it can buy you a bike and that's pretty close!  Thanks for biking

Bike Challenge Trophy iconBike Challenge

After all the trips were counted, the University of Waterloo topped the community #BikeWR leaderboard by a wide margin. 

Thanks to the TravelWise team for organizing the community-wide campaign.

 A big congratulations to Hendrik Walther, who conqueredWaterloo’s Bike Challenge leaderboard for the second year in a row.  It was a very tight race at the head of the pack!  Winners for this year’s prize draws include:

  • Claire Diffey won the $250 gift card to King Street Cycles;
  • Brendan Lowther and Allison Boyd each won a swag bag, including a bike repair kit, umbrella, and handlebar mirror; and
  • Cory Woods and Krista Parsons each won a $100 gift card to King Street Cycles

Most importantly, thanks to all of the staff, students, and faculty that tracked their trips throughout June and joined one of Waterloo’s Bike Breakfasts. Cycling to campus is a healthy, affordable, and eco-friendly way to get to campus, and your stats show it. 

Bike Month Final infograph - 97 Staff and student cyclists; 2253 bike trips; 13647 kilometers biked; 424000 calories burned; $4415 saved on driving; 3100kg avoided emissions
 

Bike Breakfast Coffee IconBike Breakfast

Over 100 employees and students joined Waterloo's Bike Breakfasts on June 9th and June 14th.  There was coffee and food available for cyclists, and King Street Cycles provided on-site tune-ups for bikes.

Both events had great weather and it was exciting to see people meet and talk cycling!

Bike breakfast and tune-ups

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