As part of Bike to Work Month, there will be a bike repair station in front of City Hall that will provide free tune ups and minor repairs. Basically, a professional bike mechanic will take a look at your brakes, gears, wheels and tires to make sure that you are ready to ride. The bike repair station will be open between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. from May 1 to 23.
In the official kick-off to Bike to Work Month, Councillor Keith Egli, Chair of Ottawa’s Transportation Committee, said “Take a break from your normal routine and try biking in to work at least one day a week. We have an extensive network of multi-use pathways, cycling lanes, cycle tracks and paved shoulders that connect communities across the city and has made it easier than ever to commute to work by bike. If your commute is a little long for cycling, try riding to your nearest Transitway Station, O-Train Trillium Line Station, or Park and Ride lot and lock your bike up there. Cyclists can Rack & Roll with OC Transpo and load their bike onto the front of one of the 450 buses equipped with a bike rack, including all articulated and double-decker buses.”
If you are thinking about cycling to work for the first time, check out my article entitled “Bicycle Commuting Basics“.Share this with others: