Break out the bikes next week

Burns Lake to host first ever bike to work week May 26 - June 1.

Burns Lake will host its first bike to work week, May 26-June 1 in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to promote a healthy lifestyle.

Participants are able to register as an individual or as a team.

After registering, participants will then log, online, the number of kilometres they ride throughout the course of the next five days.

There are prizes to be won and all participants are eligible to win.

This is the first time Burns Lake has participated in this province wide initiative.

Other communities in Northern B.C. that participate in this event include: Kitimat, Fort St. James, Prince George, Prince Rupert, Terrace and Smithers.

Jeff Ragsdale, Development Services Coordinator for the Village of Burns Lake says that he felt this was something that the community could do.

“Carbon reductions and a healthy, active lifestyle is important for sustainability and I felt this was something that we could go ahead and do,” Ragsdale said.

Prizes for this event include two complementary bike tune ups from Burnt Bikes and one kid’s camp membership.

Ragsdale said that he is looking for more sponsors, and depending on the number of people that register, more prizes could be given out.

People wishing to participate can to log onto www.biketowork.ca/burns-lake to register.