UWSA takes part in Bike To Work Day

R-L: Nawal Tajdin UWSA Vice President of Student Services, Ted Turner UWSA Outreach and Special Projects Coordinator, Megan Fultz UWSA President, Dave Dorning UWSA Bike Lab Coordinator, Rorie Mcleod Arnould UWSA Vice President Advocate, His Worship Sam Katz Mayor of Winnipeg).   Photo Credit: Priyanka Kumar

R-L: Nawal Tajdin UWSA Vice President of Student Services, Ted Turner UWSA Outreach and Special Projects Coordinator, Megan Fultz UWSA,President, Dave Dorning UWSA Bike Lab Coordinator, Rorie Mcleod Arnould, UWSA Vice President Advocate, His Worship Sam Katz Mayor of Winnipeg,  Photo Credit: Priyanka Kumar

The University of Winnipeg Students’ Association (UWSA) Bike Lab is participating in the 6th Annual Bike to Work Day on Friday, June 21, 2013. UWSA Bike Lab has partnered with the City of Winnipeg, Bike Winnipeg (formerly Bike to the Future), Climate Change Connection, Manitoba Cycling Association, The W.R.E.N.C.H., and the Green Action Centre.

UWSA Bike Lab volunteers will host a pit stop that provides Bike To Work Day commuters with refreshments, mechanical assistance, and maps, as well as information about Bike To Work Day events. Located on The University of Winnipeg campus, the Bike Lab is among 40 pit stops across the city. Last year, 4,000 registered riders took part in the event.

The UWSA Bike Lab is a revolutionary cycling education and advocacy facility that provides the space, tools and support to allow students, faculty, staff, and community members to keep their bicycles running smoothly all year long.

Bike to Work Day celebrates the bicycle for everyday transportation. The day’s event highlight the environmental, financial, and health benefits of cycling and advocates for continuous improvements to cycling safety and infrastructure in the city of Winnipeg.

All registered cyclists are invited to the Oodena Celebration Circle at The Forks to wind down the day with local music and refreshments. Bike Valet Winnipeg and Natural Cycle will be on site to park and tune-up bikes while cyclists celebrate the day and the dynamic cycling culture in Winnipeg. The BBQ at the Forks begins at 3:30 p.m. There will also be prize draws for registered participants attending the BBQ. More information on these events can be found at www.biketoworkdaywinnipeg.org.

For more information about The UWSA Bike Lab, please contact Megan Fultz, UWSA President at 204.786.9778 or Ted Turner, UWSA Outreach and Special Projects Coordinator at 204.786. 9779.

MEDIA CONTACT

Naniece Ibrahim, Communications Officer, The University of Winnipeg
P: 204.988.7130, E: n.ibrahim@uwinnipeg.ca

 

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