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Working from Home
Tips from the Pros
- CanWaCH provides a fantastic collection of resources, complete with helpful webinar.
- Charity Village shares tips on managing your day from a home office.
- SafetyWing shows you how to navigate key issues with working remotely
- Share the Road provides insights from over 45 years worth of remote working experience.
Setting up your Work Area
- Entrac provides a Practical Guide to Ergonomics and Temporary Work From Home.
- Desjardins Insurance suggests how to set up your space for success. Note: This article has a helpful list of things to consider, but the follow through may be difficult in our current circumstances.
- themuse shares creative tips for how to maintain company culture and relationships while working from home.
- Atlassian provides a collection of virtual team building activities to stay connected and have fun.
Riding the Bus
- Peterborough Transit provides the latest on route, schedule, and recommended practices during the COVID-19 pandemic
Riding your Bike(s)!
Learn the Rules of the Road
- The Ministry of Transportation has a series of guides on rules of the road including, Bike Safety 101, Ontario’s Guide to Safe Cycling, and the Young Cyclist’s Guide.
- CAN-Bike shares a bunch of videos, including some of our favourites such as Bike Helmets 101 and Bike Handling created by CAN-Bike Manitoba
Learning to Ride
- Sikana English shares all the secrets to learning to ride. They have one short video series on learning to ride as an adult and another on how to teach your child.
Bike Repair and Maintenance
- Why does it always feel so hard to pump a tire? The Global Cycling Network shares tips on how to make it a lot easier.
- Pumping a kid’s bike tire can be even more painful, but not after you watch this video!
- SUSTRANS and the Telegraph show you how to do an ABC Quick Check in this 2 minute video. It’s a great way to know your bike is ready to ride!
- The Active Transportation Alliance walks you through an ABC quick check in this animated video.
- The experts at Park Tool let you dig a bit deeper into the topic with their Repair Help Blog and YouTube channel