Health all part of the benefits of Bike to Work Week May 25-31st 2015
VANCOUVER, May 19, 2015 /CNW/ - Dr. Richard Backus, a sports medicine physician and past-president of Bike to Work BC Society often prescribes "take at least two bike rides and call me in the morning" to his patients. Backus, a long time commuter cyclist and advocate of cycling health benefits urges people to register and try cycling to work during Bike to Work Week May 25-Jun 1. "Even if you try it only one or two days per week, you will be amazed how great you feel," he comments. "And you will qualify for great prizes."
Workplace teams or individuals register, and often there is friendly competition amongst industries or organizations. People can join an existing team, create a new one, or register as an individual.
Abbotsford resident Orlando Schmidt, current President of Bike to Work BC, has been cycling to work for 14 years. "Nothing beats how fantastic you feel when you arrive at work refreshed and ready for the day," he comments, "unless maybe it is the ride home where all the stress of the day slips away."
As well as health, there are environmental and financial benefits to cycling to work and people find Bike to Work Week is a fun way to connect with co-workers and meet other people.
"Safety is important," says Schmidt, "ICBC has provided some great safe cycling tips that can be found on our web site and some communities also offer safe cycling courses."
"You don't need fancy clothes or an expensive bike, but it is important to be visible and wear a helmet. We provide lots of support and fun celebration stations with food and entertainment, and many workplaces have team leaders to encourage you. And for longer distances you can always bus and bike part way."
Forty-four communities in BC are participating in Bike to Work Week May 25-31st. To join them, register at www.biketowork.ca and qualify for great prizes including Exodus Travels Prague to Budapest cycling trip. Bike to Work BC is a not for profit society that provides provides resources and support to assist local communities hold bike to work events province-wide.
SOURCE Bike to Work BC Society
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For further information: For info or to set up an interview: Penny Noble Executive Director Bike to Work BC 604 805 5637 or [email protected]