Tuesday, May 29, 2012

2012 Bike to Work Week - Victoria

Had a chance to participate in the 2012 Bike to Work Week in Victoria this week. Today made it to two Celebration Stations. One was on the Lochside Regional Trail at the Saanich Municipal Hall; the other was in Esquimalt on Esquimalt Road at Memorial Park.

Both Celebration Stations offered free goodies including minor bike tune-ups from bike mechanics, apples, drinking water, Starbucks Coffee and fresh scones with jam from Cobs Bread. At Saanich Municipal Hall there were a large number of riders taking in all the festivities whereas the Celebration Station at Memorial Park was almost deserted with most of the volunteers huddled together and braving the strong wind coming off the ocean.

There is still 3 more days to go in this annual event and if the by the amount of riders out on the Galloping Goose Regional Trail is an indication of its popularity, this year will prove to be a huge success. Hopefully this rise in participation will spill over in near future with more people cycling to work in the year to come once the 2012 Bike to Work Week has ended.