Our Winter Wheels are rolling! For each of the past four years, the Winter Wheels program has provided aspiring winter riders with equipment and support to cycle through the winter. Despite the pandemic, or maybe because of it, this year’s program is going strong. In November, each of the 25 participants dropped into B!KE to pick up their studded winter tires, check over their winter ride and discuss questions like what to wear and how best to maintain their bike. December events included an online workshop on Winter Riding Gear and a magical Holiday Lights Glow Ride through the west end, including a pass up and down the brand-new bike lanes on Charlotte St! Due to the provincial lockdown in January, the usual in-person Winter Handling Skills workshop could not run – but we did make this rad video. February events include International Winter Ride to Work Day on Feb 12 and an online workshop on Winter Bike Maintenance. Most importantly, 25 new winter riders from age 14 to 84 have made the 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.
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.
Want to join our riders next year? Applications to the Winter Wheels 2021/22 program will open in the fall. Keep an eye out here or on our Facebook page for updates.
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.