Shifting Gears Challenge

Shifting Gears

 The 2016 Shifting Gears Challenge is here!

During the month of May, join hundreds of workplaces, schools, and community members in our Peterborough transportation challenge, Shifting Gears. In the challenge, you can track your transportation trips – to work, school, the store, an appointment, or elsewhere – to win stellar and delicious prizes! By walking, cycling, riding transit, carpooling, and telecommuting a bit more frequently, you can improve your health and the health of our environment.

It’s easy, and you can do it! 


Want more information?

Find out about our three complementary challenges:

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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 comes in time – bike blended smoothies!  The Grand Prize winner announcement will be made and community, school and business awards will be announced as well.


Strava is an online trip mapping app, and we’d like to encourage people who cycle or walk during Shifting Gears (and beyond) to use this tool. The app tracks the active transportation trips you make, and then the City of Peterborough and GreenUP are able to access the data (not individual trips, but a compiled data set that includes all trips tracked in the region) to see hot-spots, or places where cyclists and pedestrians most frequently traveled. This information can help to ensure that infrastructure development meets a demonstrated need in our community, and can help to identify areas where cycling lanes or sidewalks should be prioritized.

Click below to check out the site: