May is a pretty exciting month in the Cowichan Valley. Doors are opening to let in the fresh spring air, the sun is shining, gardens are growing, and people are getting outdoors and having fun. OK…for sure we still have to show up for work…but getting to work can actually be fun if you plan it right.
From May 25th to the 31st Cycle Cowichan will once again be offering up inspiration to get to work on two rather than four wheels. There will be “Celebration Stations” on Monday & Tuesday at Power Lunch on Canada Avenue and on Thursday & Friday at Charles Hoey Park across from the Duncan Garage...where you will find coffee; treats; and a mechanic or two to help you out if your bike is a bit under the weather!
Best of all there will be a BIKE EXPO on Wednesday the 27th from 3:30 – 5:30 at the Cowichan Aquatic Centre where there will be an array of all things cycling to inspire and motivate!
If you do decide to ride your bike to work instead of drive…think about these things to make the ride more comfortable. Ensure your bike is tuned and ride-able; have fenders on and a fold up plastic coat in your pocket in case it rains; paniers or a back pack to carry your stuff; lights that flash even in the daylight; a lock to keep your bike safe while you work. And…think about planning your route before your first attempt…just so there are no surprises.
If you’re working downtown and have no-where to safely park your bike, Cycle Therapy will have bike parking available during the day…just remember to bring your own lock. Bonus…you’ll arrive at work invigorated, and green!