It's Bike Week! - Blog - CFCY
June 14, 2021 | by: jolene

It’s Bike Week!

It’s Bike Week in Charlottetown this week and 2021 has a number of activities you can take part in, from guided bike tours to Family Cycling training! Also – Friday is Bike to Work and School Day!

During Bike Week, residents are encouraged to use their bikes to get around town whether it’s to work, meeting friends for a coffee or just a fun way to enjoy the fresh air!

Making cycling a part of your daily transportation needs is a way to help reduce greenhouse gas emission and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

This year’s Bike Week includes the following activities:

Family Cycling Training:

As part of Bike Week, the City has partnered with go!PEI and Cynthia King, owner/operator of PEI Cycling Tours and a certified cycling coach and advocate, to offer Family Cycling Training. These free of charge 90-minute sessions will be aimed at teaching families how to safely bike together. They will help both parents and children get more comfortable on their bikes and will also teach parents skills to guide their children when cycling. These small-group sessions will be held in participant’s neighbourhoods and customized to help families learn how to navigate their own surroundings by bike. A limited number of participants will be selected based on availability in each neighbourhood. A range of dates and times are available. Click here to apply.

Cycling in Charlottetown Outdoor Heritage Exhibit:

The City will also be launching an outdoor heritage exhibit called ‘Cycling in Charlottetown’ to celebrate Bike Week. This exhibit will be displayed along the Victoria Park Active Transportation Pathway. Residents are encouraged to walk or cycle by and learn more about the history of cycling in Charlottetown.

Thirsty Thursday Mountain Bike Ride with PEI Bike Guy:

On Thursday, June 17th join PEI Bike Guy for the Thirsty Thursday MTB group mountain bike ride. Participants are asked to meet at the Parkman Soccer Complex parking lot at 6:30 p.m. This event is suitable for all skill levels of mountain bikers but is not an instructional ride. After the ride, the group is invited for a post-ride social meet-up at a local establishment. Riders will need a working mountain bike, helmet, and any tools or refreshments they will require during the ride.

Bike to Work and School Day:

Friday, June 18 will be declared Bike to Work and School Day. Residents are encouraged to cycle, or use any other mode of active transportation, to get to work, school, or wherever they may need to travel.

Guided Rides with Bike Friendly Communities:

Bike Friendly Communities will be offering three easy rides around town throughout Bike Week to help residents learn about different bike paths in the city.  Each ride will leave about 5 minutes after the hour and participants are asked to arrive a few minutes early. Participants are asked to bring a working bike, a helmet, and some water. The tours will stop at different locations to talk and take breaks.

Victoria Park Crosstown, 7 km
Tuesday, June 15, 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Click here to see the route (green and red dots mark the meeting/finish point)

Joe Ghiz Park to Parkdale neighbourhood, 7.5km
Thursday, June 17, 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Click here to see the route (green and red dots mark the meeting/finish point)

Charlottetown Farmers Market to new UPEI road, 4km
Saturday, June 19, 11:00 -11:45am
Click here to see the route (green and red dots mark the meeting/finish point)


SOURCE: City of Charlottetown Website