A few Pembertonians celebrated Clean Air Day with Sea to Sky Clean Air Society with a free yoga class led by Laura Zgud with a focus on Breathing....Breathing in all that fresh mountain air with 2,346 less Greehouse Gases in the Sea to Sky saved by biking to work last week!
Acting Mayor Alan Leblanc accepts the community bike rack 3rd place prize, for highest per capita participation. This bike rack is valued at $485 and was purchase by Sea to Sky Clean Air Society with funding from Environment Canada and a generous discount from CORA bike racks. Way to go Pemberton! Now the whole community can enjoy this new bike rack for safe parking of their favorite two wheeled, emissions free, commuting option.
The grand prize for all three Sea to Sky communities (Whistler, Pemberton and Squamish) was a Giant Roam XR1 purchase by Sea to Sky Clean Air Society with funding from Environment Canada and a discount from BikeCo. Each BIke to Work Week participant who logged 3 or more days were enter into the draw.
With help from Environment Canada funding and a very generous discount from CORA Bike Racks, Sea to Sky Clean Air Society purchased three bike racks of various sizes. The community with the highest per capita participation wins the biggest one! Current rankings are as follows:
Squamish: Participation - 139; Population - 17,479; Per Capita Participation - 0.8%
Whistler: Participation - 323; Population - 9,824 ; Per Capita Participation - 3%
Pemberton: Participation - 17; Population - 2,370; Per Captia Participation - 0.7%
Thank you for your participation in Bike to Work Week. We were so lucky with the beautiful weather – very uncommon for this week of the year. Today is your last chance to log your kilometers and participation for the community specific prizes. You have until June 8th to log your kilometers and participation for the trip to Cuba.
Prizes will be announced tomorrow and will be available to pick up on June 4th – Clean Air Day.
Clean Air Day/Bike to Work Week Wrap Up Event Details
What a nice surprise, its sunny! The blue skies and sun are rarity for Bike to Work Week so I hope you enjoyed it on your morning ride to work. For anyone who logged kilometers yesterday in the pouring rain, you are a champ!
"Does it always rain during Bike to Work Week?" The answer is Yes it does! See the CBC article below with proof, including tips to stay dry.
"What I liked most about riding my bike to work was the exhilaration of exiting my driveway... the initial, "ok, let's do this 3km bike ride at 5:30 in the morning." followed by the, "holy crap, it's too early to be this awake... it's going to be a great day." I enjoyed clocking my kms and visually seeing how far I was riding, the sights and smells i was missing while driving, and lowering my greenhouse gas footprint during bike to work week. I started my team not because I needed a reason to bike to work, but to share the experience with my fellow coworkers.