Winter Wheels is back! For the fifth year, B!KE’s Winter Wheels program is providing 25 aspiring cold-weather riders with equipment and support to cycle through the winter. In November, participants attended a one-on-one consultation where they received a free set of winter tires and basic information on how to ride through the winter season safely and comfortably. During December, they took part in a workshop on winter riding gear and joined B!KE’s annual Winter Lights Glow Ride. January and February events include workshops on safe riding skills and winter bike maintenance and a chance to be part of International Winter Ride to Work Day. Program participants commit to get out on their bike at least once a week throughout the winter and share their experience to help increase the visibility of winter bike riders in the city of Peterborough.
Want to join our riders next year? Applications for the Winter Wheels 2022/23 program will open in September. All interested people are encouraged to apply.
Riding a bike in the winter can be 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.