Bike Month, June 2017
Quinte Commuter Challenge
Bike, Walk, Bus, Carpool or Roll to Anywhere, Anytime
This friendly competition between cities and workplaces celebrates sustainable and active ways of commuting. Workplaces and residents in Belleville and Quinte West are encouraged to give up their car and make a commitment to at least one trip by foot, bike, transit or carpool from June 4th – 10th. All participants will be entered to win fantastic prizes donated by local organizations. See the Quinte Region Commuter Challenge rules for details.
Take the Challenge in Belleville and Quinte West today at www.commuterchallenge.ca and you could win great local prizes, including:
- A two month adult/couple membership to the YMCA (Belleville & Quinte West)
- Two nights camping at Depot Lakes
- A 1 hour massage at Belleville Integrative Health Centre
May 27 – June 30
Take a picture of your bike at any Bay of Quinte landmark and post it to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #BOQBikes. Every post will be entered into a draw for a chance to win one of the following prizes:
- Your choice of Arkel Bike Panniers (valued up to $200) courtesy of Ideal Bike.
- $170 gift certificate to CrossFit Belleville
Please follow these contest rules to be eligible to win.
Be Respectful. Be Courteous. Share the Road
Are you a cyclist? Are you a Motorist? Learn more about your responsibilities in sharing the road.
National Bike to Work Day Breakfast
May 29, 7:00-9:00 am at Market Square
Bike to work May 29th and eat a FREE breakfast in return! Let’s gather downtown for a free healthy breakfast to celebrate everyone who has enjoyed biking as a sustainable form of commuting on Bike to Work Day. You don’t have to be going to work, just show up on two wheels.
Cycling Safety Education
Saturdays, May 27-June 10 at the Children’s Safety Village
CanBike Kidz is a three week course for children ages 9-12 who know how to ride a bike and want to improve their skills. Students will improve their technical bicyle handling skills, learn how traffic works, good decision making, lane positioning, proper cycling equipment, collision avoidance techniques, and riding on residential streets.
Participants must have a bicycle in good condition. Thanks to the generosity of Ideal Bike, all participants will receive a minor bicycle tune up, and high quality helmet on the first day.
Off-Road Safe Cycling Workshop
June 1 and June 12, 6:30 pm at The Brake Room
Cost: By donation (proceeds to support Belleville on Bikes cycling education programs)
Weekly Social Rides
Explore the Belleville every Wednesday evening with Belleville on Bikes. Check out BoB’s website for times and locations.
Ride & Maintenance Mingle
June 7, 6:00 pm at Doug’s Bicycle
June 17, 9:00 pm, location Market Square
Belleville on Bikes most popular annual event! Have you ever pictured a parade of glow-in-the-dark bikes riding along the Bay of Quinte? Well now you have! Bring your family, friends, bikes and plenty of glow sticks and lights for a joy ride around town with the folks from Belleville On Bikes. It’s just that simple!
National Bike to Work Day Breakfast
May 29, 8:00-10:00 am at Smylie’s Independent Grocers
Smylie’s will be helping us kick off Quinte West’s first Bike Month with a FREE healthy breakfast to celebrate everyone who has enjoyed biking as a sustainable form of commuting. Frittata’s and fresh fruit are on the menu. You don’t have to be going to work, just show up on two wheels.
Canex Bike Rodeo
June 4, 11:00 to 3:00 pm at 241 RCAF Road (CFB Trenton Canex Parking Lot)
- Bike Rodeo
- Bike raffle, and much more
CFB Trenton Surf & Turf
June 9, CFB Trenton
8 legs of running, cycling canoeing and swimming. Registration is now open.
Step, Pedal & Roll Community Ride & Walk
June 17, Time & Location TBD
Let’s explore Trenton with the power of our own two feet. Join us on an urban ride and walk and we’ll start a discussion about what is possible when bicycles and pedestrians become part of a sustainable transportation system.
We want to build a community of people in Quinte West who are interested in learning more about what they can do to make cycling for recreation and transportation safer and more accessible to all residents. You can sign up at any of the Quinte West Bike Month events or email Andrew if you are interested in getting involved. Visit Bike Quinte and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.