Sunday, 15 March 2015

Demonstration Family Ride 2 - We Are Safe

Just a quick note to remind you that we are still on for the second Demonstration Family Ride on Monday, March 16 at 11:30. We are meeting in the parking lot of Gorge Vale Automotive and riding on Tillicum Rd to Hampton Park.

The purpose of this ride is multi-fold. First, I want to show onlookers that biking with kids is possible, safe and fun. Second, I want to show politicians and engineers that Tillicum Rd needs a make over. This road isn't easy to bike on without a crowd that takes the lane. Ideally, there would be bike lanes with a physical separation from motor-vehicle traffic. Third, I want to bike with friends, and chat about other road treatments that can be done. Too many adults bike on the sidewalk along the more uneasy stretched of the road. Many more people would hop on their bike to the corner store, to the neighbourhood pub, to the nature playgrounds nearby if there were a more pleasant route to take. Fourth, I want to chill at the playground to catch up with new friends and old while our kids burn some energy running around.

If you aren't able to ride with us, please consider joining up at Hampton Park at noon. I'm hoping the sun will come out and we can enjoy the afternoon together outside.

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