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Bike to Work Week Results
Whitehorse – This year’s Bike to Work Week saw participation from 248 cyclists who logged a total of over 8,000 kilometres. This equates to over 2.5 tonnes of green house gases saved from being released into the environment.
Participation was down slightly from last year but participants biked further this year by over 1,000 kilometres.
The winner of the School Challenge was Selkirk Elementary with 23% participation. The school earned a $200 donation to its library from Yukon Energy Corporation. The winner of the Workplace Challenge was Yukon Land Use Planning Council with 67% participation.
“I was happy to see so many people using their bikes to and from work and school during Bike to Work Week,” said Mayor Dan Curtis. “This annual event is a great reminder of the importance of physical health and the need to reduce our CO2 emissions.”
“Bike to Work Week is a great example of how conserving energy and helping the environment can be both easy and fun,” said Andrew Hall, President and CEO of Yukon Energy. “Thank you to everyone who took part in the week’s events and congratulations to all of this year’s winners.”
Yukon Bike to Work Week was May 27 to June 2. The City of Whitehorse partnered with Yukon Energy Corporation to encourage citizens to cycle to work or school.
This year, the City also partnered with BikeMaps.org, an app that allows cyclists to log collisions, near-misses, hazards and thefts to help improve cycling safety in Whitehorse.
Learn more about cycling in Whitehorse at www.whitehorse.ca/cycling
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