Penticton promoting 'GoByBike Weeks' starting Monday

Bike weeks begin today

The City of Penticton is gearing up to celebrate GoByBike weeks, starting Monday and continuing through Oct. 10.

Events in the province-wide initiative are intended to encourage locals to ride their bikes to work and school, as well as for leisure and exercise.

Register and log your trips at gobybikebc.ca, and participate in the following Penticton-centric events:

  • Friday, Oct. 1, 2021 – In celebration of International Day for Older Persons, cyclists of all ages are invited to join a community ride on the Lake-to-Lake Bike Route leaving Gyro Park at 10 a.m. Participation is limited to the first 100 cyclists. The Cycling without Age trishaws will also be in attendance.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021 – The first 50 cyclists to ride by the City’s station on the Lake-to-Lake Route at the corner of Nanaimo Ave. and Martin St. between 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. will receive $10 DPA Downtown Dollars.
  • Friday, Oct. 8, 2021 – Draws will be made at six elementary schools for a free bike donated by Valley First and Freedom Bike Shop.
  • Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021 – Ride your bike on the Lake-to-Lake Bike Route to Gyro Park for a Nummerland Paletas “Farm-to-Stick” Ice Pop between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Limited to first 100 cyclists.

“The completion of the first half of the Lake-to-Lake Bike Route in time for the Fall GoByBike Weeks is a great opportunity to encourage active transportation in the community,” said Penticton Mayor John Vassilaki.

“We’re thrilled that Valley First and Freedom Bike Shop are on board to support this initiative.”

Events are all weather-permitting and COVID-19 protocols will be in place to ensure participants socially distance.

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