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Katz Kicks Off ‘Bike to Work Day’

June 11, 2013 1:45 PM | News

Sam Katz - Bike to Work Day

Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz rides down King Street to City Hall to kick off Bike to Work Day on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)

Mayor Sam Katz launched the sixth annual Bike to Work Day activities Tuesday, leading up to the event on Friday, June 21.

Katz took part in a group ride from the University of Winnipeg Students’ Association Bike Lab, arriving at City Hall around noon.

Bike to Work Day encourages active transportation and promotes cycling in the city. There will be more than 40 pit stops this year and rider registration is quickly filling up.

All registered cyclists are invited to the Oodena Celebration Circle at The Forks to wind down the day with local music and refreshments. Bike Valet Winnipeg and Natural Cycle will be on site to park and tune-up bikes while cyclists celebrate the day and the dynamic cycling culture in Winnipeg. A BBQ will follow at 3:30 p.m.

Numerous events are planned from June 17-20, where riders can participate before the big day. For more information, visit BikeToWorkDayWinnipeg.org.