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Another successful year for Community Shifting Gears!

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, […]

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Register Today! Community Shifting Gears returns this May!

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, […]

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Bike Night every Thursday – workshops and rides!

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 […]

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SPARK Spin Routes through April

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 […]

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Active Transportation Planning for the County

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 […]

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Shifting Gears Wraps Up with Blender Smiles!

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 […]

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Shifting Gears Wrap-Up Celebration

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 […]

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