Winter Wheels equipped 25 riders with studded winter bicycle tires. Our riders have committed themselves to getting on their bikes this winter and sharing their stories with our community. By getting on their bikes at least once per week, our riders are striving to create a visible and increased presence of winter bike riders in the city of Peterborough.
Riding a bike in the winter is a fun, safe, and reliable way to travel. Yet as the snow starts to fall, many people choose not to ride. It is our hope that this campaign will create champions for winter riding, inspire conversations, and demonstrate strategies to overcome barriers to winter riding.
Follow our riders and learn about Winter Wheels related workshops and events on social media.
• Instagram @winterbikeptbo
• Facebook @winterbikeptbo
• Twitter @winterbikeptbo
• Hashtags you might find great winter biking content under include: #bikeptbo #ptbo #winterbike #snowbike #wintercommute
The rider guide includes details about the program. Please feel free to read it and contact B!KE directly if you have any questions: Winter Wheels Rider Guide
Our inspiration for the program came directly from the 2017 Winter Cycling Congress held by Velo Quebec in the beautiful city of Montreal. There Liv Jorun Andenes presented about a Norwegian program to encourage winter riding. The program aimed to incentivize winter riding by giving away studded bike tires. The program was successful in creating widespread conversation and excitement. We aim to do the same here in Peterborough!
Winter Wheels is generously funded by the City of Peterborough.