Local Cyclists Host Bike Valet For Dragon Boat Crowd
LETHBRIDGE: It's not the kind of valet you need a fancy suit for - in fact, comfy clothes and a helmet are preferred. Lethbridge's cycling advocacy group is running a valet service for bikes at this weekend's Dragon boat festivities, to make up for jammed parking space as well as promote the alternative form of transportation.
"We want to try and promote cycling as an easy way for people to get around, and help them choose a bike by making it easy for them to find a secure, dry place they can house their bikes while they're enjoying the events," said organizer Annabree Fairweather. "That way they don't have to worry being left unattended or locked up to trees or things that might be susceptible to vandalism."
Fairweather says the initiative fits in perfectly with the group's mandate. "We want to try to work with the city to try and develop infrastructure, or at least have some input on the infrastructure for city development for supporting cyclists here in Lethbridge," she said. "We also want to work on strategies and policies that encourage cyclists and advocacy for cyclists' rights." You can find out more about the group and the free valet bike service, set to run Saturday and Sunday, at www.bikebridge.ca.
Photo courtesy of Lethbridge Dragon Boat website
Posted on Saturday, June 25, 2011 at 12/6/2013 7:38:51 AM
Source: Dori Modney and Marion Warnica, Country 95 News