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New program encourages cyclists to Bike All Winter

New program encourages cyclists to Bike All Winter

“We are looking for those selected for the program will become ambassadors for biking in winter. We want to share their stories to inspire others…

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“We are looking for those selected for the program will become ambassadors for biking in winter. We want to share their stories to inspire others to bike in the winter.” Mountain biker Sean Tupper enjoys the combination of frozen ground and little snow as he rides near the Alpine Club of Canada. Community Cruisers’ Bike All Winter program is aiming to provide free, or substantially subsidized equipment, training and mentorship, for those interested in bicycling throughout the winter months. RMO FILE PHOTO BOW VALLEY – Just because the snow has started to fly, doesn’t mean it’s time to put your bike in storage.

Community Cruisers’ Bike All Winter program is aiming to provide free, or substantially subsidized equipment, training and mentorship, for those interested in bicycling throughout the winter months.

“This is a program we have been wanting to do for a while now,” said Jen Tweddell, Community Cruisers’ board chair. “Our bike sales were the highest we have ever had, so we finally had the funding to be able to implement this program.”

The program is based on a model that started successfully in Peterborough, Ont., four years ago. The aim is to increase the number of people using bikes to get around safely during winter by targeting people who need help addressing some of the barriers.

Tweddell said some of the equipment the program will offer include lights, fenders and also winter tires, which could include studded tires.

“A lot of the riding in the winter months, because the days are so […]

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