Zahra Remtalla, left, chats with Bike to Work Week volunteers Margot Croft and Antonius Adema at a Bike to Work and School Week celebration station near the E&N Trail and St. George Street Monday. Remtalla, who lives in Vancouver, but works part-time at Vancouver Island University, committed to commuting by bike and ferry to and from her job this week. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)

Bike to Work Week is underway

Bike to Work and Walk to School Week started in Nanaimo on Monday, May 28 and continues until June 3

The pedalling is underway in Bike to Work Week.

Throughout Bike to Work and Walk to School Week, there will be 11 celebration stations set up around the city where cyclists can stop for refreshments and find out more information about cycling locally.

A wrap-up party happens Friday, June 1, at the Bowen Park picnic shelter, 4-6 p.m., with participation prizes. A musical bike ride will head to Maffeo Sutton Park for an outdoor dance after-party, from 6-10 p.m.

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Nanaimo will also host a celebration station for this city’s Commuter Challenge event, which starts Sunday, June 3 and runs until June 9.

The Commuter Challenge promotes cycling, walking or other alternative methods to get to work and school while staying active as well as taking public transit and carpooling. Commuters can also mix and match ways of getting to work, such as splitting their commute up by cycling part way before hopping on a bus to complete their daily journeys.

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