May 27 - June 30

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Discover the joy of biking

Bike Month kicks off with Bike to Work Day across the GTHA and Guelph on Monday, May 27, 2019. Get ready to roll!

Announcing the 2019 Bike Month Contest Winners

Published July 24, 2019 11:12

This year nearly 5,000 people registered in the Bike Month contest for a chance to win one of six $300 MEC gift cards!

We invited our lucky winners to share their stories. Discover how riding a bike fits into their daily lives.

Allison Fleming lives and works in Guelph as a geneticist in the dairy cattle industry and rides her bike to work whenever she can.

Allison Fleming

Tell us a bit about you and the area you live in.
With a job typically sedentary in nature, cycling to and from work helps to add activity into each day and provides a sense of accomplishment even before the workday begins. I live seconds from access to Guelph's extensive trail network or could quickly be out riding in the countryside, lending to plenty of opportunities for riding and exploring.

How often do you bike to work and why?

I try to bike to work everyday. I started to commute by bike when studying/working at the University of Guelph to avoid parking costs and for its convenience above taking the bus. However, I quickly discovered how much I enjoyed my time commuting and continued for that reason, even now with a workplace where driving would be an easy option.

How did you celebrate Bike Month this year?

I celebrated by biking as many days as possible. I had recently fallen out of the routine after years of being a year-round, everyday bike commuter. I took Bike Month as the motivation to get back into the habit again and continue henceforth.

What are you most excited to use your MEC gift card for?

I am excited to use my MEC gift card for a new daypack or cycling gear.

Thia Walters is a student studying Urban and Regional Planning at Ryerson University she attended the bike to work kick off event at Riverwalk Commons in Newmarket on May 27th.

Thia Walters

How often do you bike to work and why?

I bike to work about once a week or once every two but during the school year, if I get out on my bike about once or twice ... Read more

Coming May 1, take the Bike Month pledge!

Pledge to ride to school or work on Bike to Work Day, Monday May 27 and/or throughout June for a chance to win one of three trips for two courtesy of VIA Rail (to Quebec City, Montreal or Ottawa) or a weekend getaway courtesy of Welcome Cyclists. Contest closes June 18.

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