This Friday — April 27 — is BIKE FRIDAY!
The Bike Friday concept is simple – meet up in groups and ride to work together. Biking to work can sometimes be dangerous – but it’s safer when you ride with other people. Drivers are a lot more careful around groups of cyclists.
In my area, local MP Peggy Nash, will be hosting a bikers breakfast in front of the Parkdale Library, at 1303 Queen St. W. Come out and meet Peggy and get revved up on coffee before rolling down Queen street.
I will depart at 8:30 a.m. and ride down Queen to St. George and then on up to College.
The Grassroots bikers breakfast is at their Annex store this month, at 408 Bloor St. W. (at Brunswick). Come by for an early morning bicycle commuter breakfast between 8:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Something new this month too; while Grassroots provides re-usable mugs for the organic, fair-trade coffee provided by the Merchants of Green Coffee, everyone is welcome to bring their own mug.
On Friday afternoon I will report back on the various Bike Friday group commutes. I will also begin my series of cyclist profiles, in the lead up to Bike Week, starting with a mini-profile on Peggy Nash.
The weather network predicts a high of 15 (Celsius) and only a 30 percent chance of rain. So I’ll see you on two wheels on Friday!
Update: I just received word that local City councillor, Gord Perks, will also be there at 8 a.m. to support Bike Friday!