Residents are invited to attend the Bike to Work Day kick-off with Smart Commute Durham.
This day is celebrated across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area to promote cycling as a commuting option.
The kick-off event will take place Monday, May 27, from 7:30 to 10 a.m. at Durham Region headquarters, 605 Rossland Road East, in Whitby.
Bike to Work Day encourages commuters to cycle to work in an effort to be healthy, save money and help the environment. Participants will each receive a voucher for a light breakfast and a Bike Month T-shirt.
To kick start Bike Month, individuals are invited to register for a chance to win one of six $300 Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) gift cards. To sign up to ride and enter for a chance to win, please visit bikemonth.ca/BikeToWorkDay.
Individuals participating in a Bike to Work Day event in Durham Region will be entered into a separate draw for one of two $100 Cycle Life gift cards.
Smart Commute Durham offers services to help commuters carpool, take transit, cycle, walk or telework. For more information, visit smartcommute.ca/Durham.