Tomorrow will be the last day of "Bike to Work Month" in Ottawa, and the occasion will be marked by a community BBQ celebration and the Bruce Timmermans Cycling Awards ceremony. Live entertainment will be provided by Just Voices
, and people who show up will also be able to get free bike adjustments by mechanics from Foster Sports Centre.
The wrap up celebration will take place in downtown Ottawa at the Snider Plaza (156 Bank Street, between Laurier and Slater), during the lunch hour from 11:30am to 1:30pm (rain or shine) on Tuesday, May 31st.
It is also interesting to note that as of Monday morning, the Bike-to-Work website indicates that 851 people pledged to commute to work on their bicycles in May. Altogether, these people cycled a total of 754,212 kilometres, which is supposed to result in a saving of 189,715 kilograms of greenhouse gas emissions.
Although Bike to Work Month is officially coming to a close for 2011, it's not too late to start commuting to work on your bicycle. In fact, the best months for biking to work are still ahead of us.
Click here for my article on bicycle commuting in Ottawa.
Click here for the official "Bike to Work Ottawa" website
Click here for more about the Bruce Timmermans Cycling Awards.