Peterborough, Ont (June 15, 2017) Community Shifting Gears is an annual challenge that is held to encourage a shift towards active and sustainable transportation, including walking, biking, taking transit, carpooling, or telecommuting. “This year, over 850 participants logged over 31,000 active and sustainable trips,” explained Shifting Gears Coordinator, Lindsay Stroud, “With those trips, participants walked, […]Read More about Another successful year for Community Shifting Gears!
April 25, 2017 – As the weather warms and we pack those winter layers away there is an eagerness to spend more time outdoors, lighten up with some spring cleaning, and make some changes alongside the new season. So, what better time to begin Community Shifting Gears! Peterborough’s annual sustainable transportation challenge, Community Shifting Gears, […]Read More about Register Today! Community Shifting Gears returns this May!
Join GreenUP and B!KE every Thursday for a night all about bikes starting this April. 1st Thursday: The focus is bike mechanics – repair, maintenance and building. 2nd Thursday: The focus is family fun – tune-ups, rides, playgrounds, and skills courses for all ages. 3rd Thursday: The focus is confidence building – commuter skills, route […]Read More about Bike Night every Thursday – workshops and rides!
For 2017, SPARK Photo Festival has joined forces with Wild Rock, GreenUP, and B!KE to provide festival goers with FIVE SPARK Spin self-guided cycling routes that will take you to exhibits in Peterborough, Lakefield, Bridgenorth, Douro, Campbellford, and Warkworth. Each SPARK Spin route has been mapped using Strava, a free on-line and mobile route tracking […]Read More about SPARK Spin Routes through April
TandemEyes is a cycling club for people with vision loss. We provide the tandem bikes (bicycles built for two) and training for all captains (experienced cyclist on the front of the bike) and stokers (person with vision loss on the back of the bike). We need people to captain our tandems on Monday and/or Wednesday […]Read More about TandemEyes Needs Experienced Cyclists
The County of Peterborough is in the process of developing an Active Transportation Master Plan, and is looking for your input! To help the study team identify the needs of pedestrians, preferred cycling routes, potential facility types and supporting active transportation programs and policies, visit their booth at Peteborough Pulse next weekend, fill our the […]Read More about Active Transportation Planning for the County
Peterborough Pulse returns to George Street on Saturday, July 16 from 9am to 3pm, opening up a car-free corridor to the downtown. Jog, skate, bike, scoot or stroll from Parkhill Road to Sherbrooke Street, and meet a few folks along the way. The community will be out with activities for all ages! Extreme hopscotch, bike […]Read More about Take a stroll down George Street!
In case you missed it, last week was the wrap-up celebration and awards announcements for this year’s Shifting Gears Transportation Challenge. Highlights this year featured more weekly prizes, a sleek trip tracker, some new workplaces participating with impressive results and some keen community participants. The wrap-up was super fun with our new bicycle powered blender […]Read More about Shifting Gears Wraps Up with Blender Smiles!
Date: Wednesday, June 8 Time: 4 – 6 p.m., awards at 4:30, door prizes at 5:00 Location: Millenium Park Display Room, beside the Silver Bean Everyone is welcome to come to the Shifting Gears Wrap-Up Celebration. We have something for everyone including awesome door prizes, free B!KE check-ups, new cycling maps, snacks and if it […]Read More about Shifting Gears Wrap-Up Celebration
Week one of the shifting Gears challenge has come to an end, and there are winners galore! We drew names for ten $30 gift cards to local restaurants and stores. Cheers to our winners: • Jamie Fligg, Ontario Public Service • Serena Jewer, Peterborough Public Health • Kate Pitt, Ontario Public Service • Jason Bernard, […]Read More about Week One Winners for Shifting Gears!