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March 13, 2006
Media Advisory - Bike Week public meeting
  
In order to ensure that Bike Week 2006 is the most successful yet, the City of Toronto Cycling Committee will be hosting the last of two public meetings on Tuesday, March 14. The meeting will be from 6 to 8 p.m. in Committee Room 3 at Toronto City Hall. Members of the public are invited to attend along with other potential event holders to network and brainstorm ideas for hosting an event during Bike Week.

Date: Tuesday, March 14
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
Location: Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 2nd Floor, Committee Room 3

Bike Week 2006 will take place from Monday, May 29 to Sunday, June 11. Bike Week is Toronto’s annual celebration of cycling culture and attracts thousands of cyclists of all abilities and ages. Support cycling in Toronto and host a Bike Week event this year. The deadline to register a Bike Week Event is Friday, March 17.

The theme of this year’s Bike Week is ‘Bike to Work.’ Bike to Work was the original message promoted in the first official City of Toronto bicycle event, organized in 1988. While it is important to promote cycling in general, there is a specific need to encourage more bicycle commuting. Promotion needs to begin by changing attitudes, reinforcing that bicycle commuting can be both practical and enjoyable.

As always, events of all sizes and scopes will be included in the festivities and Bike Week staff can help with event ideas, promotions, and planning. In past years, events have included free breakfasts, organized rides, and cycling-related art exhibitions. Individuals and organizations that are located outside of the downtown core are also encouraged to host Bike Week events to ensure that activities are available in all City districts.

For more information about Bike Week, or hosting a Bike Week Event, call 416-392-7592, e-mail bikeweek@toronto.ca or visit http://www.toronto.ca/cycling/bikeweek.


Media contacts:

Stacy Douglas
Community Cycling Organizer
416-338-5076
416-407-0301

Sean Wheldrake
Bicycle Promotions Co-ordinator
416-392-1143
416-988-4569


 

 

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