Thursday, February 12, 2009

Bike Week 2009

Mark your calendars! HRM's Annual Bike Week will be held from May 29th to June 7th, 2009.

Bike Week is designed to celebrate, educate and increase participation in all types of cycling throughout the Region. Community support is paramount to make this happen!

HRM Bike Week is an exciting, community driven event that encourages people of all ages and abilities to be more active and get out and see their communities in an enjoyable fashion - cycling! Last year's event attracted more than 2000 residents to participate in over 30 events held throughout HRM. HRM is encouraging community involvement!

Here are some ways you can participate HRM Bike Week 2009: Host an event or workshop. Organize a bike ride. Organize a guest speaker to talk about the benefits, tips of the trade, or ways to engage your community (school/work/neighbourhood) in safe, enjoyable cycling. If you are a non-profit organization or community group, grants may be available to support your event.

To find out more information or if you are looking for ideas - please contact the Bike Week Committee (Gabrielle Riley - 490-3802, Event organizers are asking interested groups to submit a grant request by February 27th, 2009, and event registration by March 31st, 2009. You may be required to show proof of public liability insurance. Check the website for more information and to download an event registration/grant funding form

For more information, please contact:Gabrielle Riley - HRM Active Living Coordinator. p. 490-3802 f. 490-4742

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