Winter Wheels is back! For the fifth year, B!KE’s Winter Wheels program provides aspiring cold-weather riders with equipment and support to cycle through the winter. Twenty-five participants will receive a free set of winter tires and get information and support on how to ride through the winter season safely and comfortably. Program events include workshops on winter riding gear, safe riding skills, and winter bike maintenance. We’ll also tour holiday light displays on our Holiday Glow Ride in December and celebrate International Winter Ride to Work Day in February. In return, participants must make a commitment to get out on their bike at least once a week throughout the winter, share their stories and help increase the visibility and number of winter bike riders in the city of Peterborough.
Want to join our riders this year? Application to the Winter Wheels 2021/22 program is now open – apply online here. All interested people are encouraged to apply. Twenty-five individuals will be selected. Applications close Oct. 11.
Riding a bike in the winter is a fun, safe, and reliable way to travel. Wondering what that might look like? Check out this Winter Wheels video.
Follow our riders and learn about Winter Wheels related workshops and events on social media.
• Instagram @communitybikeshop
• Facebook @communitybikeshop
• Twitter @cyclinghubptbo
• Hashtags for great winter biking content include: #winterbikeptbo #bikeptbo #winterbike #frostbike #studdedtires #wintercommute #wintercycling
Winter Wheels is generously funded by the City of Peterborough. Learn more about how the types of impact this program has on our community by reading the 2017 Final Report.