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Get Riding Airdrie! – June is Bike Month

release by the City of Airdrie

May 27, 2010 (Airdrie, AB) – The City of Airdrie is pleased to declare June as Bike Month. The City, in collaboration with local businesses, has organized some free pedal powered events throughout June to promote biking as an active transportation option with healthy lifestyle benefits.

“We encourage residents to get biking and participate in a sustainable and active mode of transportation,” says Jamie Dugdale, Planning Team Leader. “Cycling has so many benefits, including reducing heart disease and air pollutants; saving money; losing weight; and improving alertness during the day. This campaign is full of environmentally-friendly activities promoting sustainable choices, clean air and good health. It is also a great way to connect to our community, learning and experiencing Airdrie’s great connected pathway system, getting cyclists safely and easily to any part of the city,” added Dugdale.

Support cycling in our city in June by biking to work or school at least one day per week and joining us at some of the events we have planned. Residents can visit www.airdrie.ca for details of the biking events for the month of June and how they can participate. Some events include:

– Canadian Tire Jump Start Day
Sat, May 29, 10 pm to 1 pm

– Commuter Challenge
May 30 – June 5 (National Event)

– Clean Air Day
Wed, June 2 (National Event)
2 pm to 5 pm

– Bike to School Day
Thurs, June 3 (Provincial Event)

– Airdrie Bike Festival
Sat, June 5Check out BMX
Wednesday, June 9, 5:30 pm to 9 pm

– Rona MS Bike Tour
June 12 and 13 (National Event)

– City of Airdrie Guided Bike Tour
Wed, June 16, 6:30 pm – 8 pm

– Cranked Demo Days
June 25 and 26

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