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Shifting Gears rolls into spring with big changes

For the last 17 years, Shifting Gears has challenged Peterborough to leave the car at home, and instead make the choice to walk, bike, carpool, take transit, or work from home. This year is different. We are all shifting gears already, in ways we did not expect. So, the Shifting Gears team has decided to do […]

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Trail and Cycling Maps At Local Cycling Shops

There are two amazing local cycling maps available through Peterborough & the Kawarthas Tourism, and at all local bike shops.  One is the Cycling and Trails map that has an overview of all the multi-use trails and cycling friendly roads in the Peterborough area.  The other is the Peerborough Short Routes map, which provides details […]

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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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