A Bike to Work Week gang stopped at the St. Mary River bridge on the Northstar Railtrail on their way home to Kimberley from Cranbrook for snacks and iced tea provided by Kimberley Centex and Starbucks.

A Bike to Work Week gang stopped at the St. Mary River bridge on the Northstar Railtrail on their way home to Kimberley from Cranbrook for snacks and iced tea provided by Kimberley Centex and Starbucks.

Bike to Work Week 2018: Great weather and great participation for Cranbrook and Kimberley

Great biking weather encouraged one hundred and thirty Kimberley and Cranbrook riders to participate in BC Bike to Work Week 2018, May 28th to June 3rd.

A BC government team led the way with twenty nine riders, 86 bike trips and a total of 1,955 km. pedaled.

Overall, Kimberley and Cranbrook riders represented 25 workplace-based teams, made 407 bike to work trips, pedaled a total of 2,922 km., burned 146,000 calories and avoided 1,057 kg. of greenhouse gas emissions (compared to car commuting).

A lot of great local sponsors contributed to some Bike to Work Week events, including coffee, snacks and bike tune-ups at the Kimberley arena to kick the week off, a similar event at Starbucks in Cranbrook on Tuesday morning, a ‘meet in the middle’ event at the St. Mary River bridge on the Northstar railtrail on Thursday afternoon and a wind-up event at Kootenay Mountain Works in Kimberley on Friday, June 1st.

‘Healthy Kimberley’ fielded the most successful Kimberley team, with 5 participants, 28 bike to work trips and 233 km. pedaled. SNC-Lavalin and Ktunaxa Nation Council teams battled it out for 2nd in Cranbrook, with a total of 671 km. for SNC and 661 km. for the Ktunaxa Nation Council.

Kimberley and Cranbrook Bike to Work Week 2018 was organized by staff from Healthy Kimberley, Ktunaxa Nation Council, BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development and Starbucks – Cranbrook. Organizers send a big ‘thank you’ to our great sponsors and supporters: Kootenay Mountain Works, Kimberley Centex, ARQ Mountain Centre, Spirit Rock Climbing Centre, Starbucks, Bootleg Bike Company, Gericks, Kootenay Life Cycle, Hot Shots, Happy Cow and Max’s.