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Cycling Week events supported by Mayor's Innovation Challenge Winners

May 29, 2018 -

June 3 to 9 is Cycling Week in Kingston and the winners of the City's Mayor's Innovation Challenge are supporting efforts to celebrate this active form of transportation!

"Next week I'll be cycling a segment of the K&P trail as a part of Cycling Week festivities," says Mayor Paterson. "I'm looking forward to all the events promoting cycling and active transportation and am excited for another successful year as many Kingstonians partake in the Commuter Challenge."

In March, Anna Geladi and Mac Fitzgerald won the Mayor's Innovation Challenge by pitching a plan to promote active transportation. Next week they are presenting two initiatives as part of that plan

  • Bicycle to School Week – Geladi and Fitzgerald will be visiting select Kingston secondary schools during the week to catch and reward students who have cycled to school.
  • Amazing Bicycle Race – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Saturday, June 9 at Lemoine Point Conservation Area. Bring your friends on two wheels to participate in the Amazing Bicycle Race – a riding and activity challenge through beautiful Lemoine Point, 1440 Coverdale Dr. Cycle, snap pictures and do other activities en route for the chance to win a prize. Start your amazing race ride at any time by registering at the main booth located in the south parking lot off of Front Road.

These City-supported events are part of a longer roster of Cycle Week events (see the full list at www.CycleKingston.ca).  BTW: next week is also Commuter Challenge Week – the week you are encouraged to cycle, walk, take public transit or carpool to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions and enjoy the many benefits of active transportation. Go to www.CommuterChallenge.ca to participate.

The City is in the midst of developing Walk'n'Roll  – its Active Transportation Master Plan – which has benefitted from the input of residents. See the draft plan at: www.CityofKingston.ca/WalkRoll.

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