By Brian Schultz
Leave the car at home on Friday. That’s the message organizers of Bike to Work Day want to get across, as the annual environmentally friendly initiative takes place tomorrow.
Now in its third year, Bike to Work Day is an active and energetic opportunity to highlight the environmental, health, and economic benefits of cycling by encouraging Winnipeggers to cycle to work or to school.
This year the event will include five “Bike Oasis” locations in the city where cyclists can gather to start or end their commute to work from 6:30 a.m. until 9 a.m. Drinks and snacks courtesy of Stella’s Café & Bakery will be available to the first 30 people at each Oasis and prizes and Bike to Work Day t-shirts will be available on a first come first serve basis at all five locations: Assiniboine Credit Union Oasis at Grapes on Pembina (1890 Pembina Hwy.), CitytV Oasis at Portage and Raglan (in the parking lot of the Portage Mennonite Brethren Church), Manitoba Public Insurance Oasis at St. Mary’s and Fermor (in the parking lot of the Junior’s restaurant), Natural Cycle Oasis at Northgate Shopping Centre (1399 McPhillips St.), Winnipeg Free Press Oasis on the Northeast Pioneers Greenway (north of Munroe on the path between Gateway and Raleigh).