Take a ride with Parksville council

City and Oceanside Cycling Coalition hoping more than last year join them for Bike to Work Week event

Parksville mayor Chris Burger lead the 2012 Bike to Work Week ride starting from Community Park.

Parksville city council wants to take a ride with you.

Mayor Chris Burger and the rest of council invite residents of all ages to join them for the annual event marking Bike to Work Week, May 27 to June 2.

The Parksville Ride with Council is on Wednesday, May 29 leaving from the Parksville Civic and Technology Centre (city hall) at 100 Jensen Avenue East at 4 p.m.

“We are pleased to once again promote cycling in our community with our ride with council and we look forward to participating along with our residents and employees,” said Burger. “It’s an opportunity for all of us to get some physical activity and also in some small way, reduce our carbon footprint.”

Check http://biketowork.ca/oceanside for more on a number of events organized by the Oceanside Cycling Coalition to mark the week and register your involvement.

Bike to Work Week promotes the use of the bicycles as transportation to work and encourages people to join the increasing number of people commuting by bicycle.

The group will ride west on Jensen and Hirst Avenues before looping along Chestnut Street, Despard Avenue and Corfield Street returning to the PCTC for refreshments.

The route is about 5 km and is expected to take about 45 minutes.