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Getting Involved in Bike Week

May 25 - June 3, 2012

Last Updated: April 16, 2012


  • Are you a non-profit or individual interested in organizing an event?
  • Does your school want to participate in Bike Week?
  • Do you want to volunteer during Bike Week?
  • Are you a business wanting to hold an event or workshop for your employees?
  • Does your business want to participate in some other way?

 


 

Non-profits & individuals: Registering your event

Have an idea for Bike Week? Organize your own event! We encourage events of all sizes! Fill out this registration form and send it to the address provided.

Some event ideas:

  • Lead a bike ride (historic ride, trail ride, city sightseeing tour, style ride, night ride, family ride, etc.)
  • Organize a bike fashion show
  • Run a photo contest or exhibit
  • Coordinate a bike art show
  • Host a bicycle movie night
  • Invite a guest speaker to talk about engaging your community in safe, enjoyable cycling
  • Host a bicycle maintenance clinic
  • Offer a bicycle education workshop (e.g. CanBike)

All events must be registered with HRM and if you submit your registration form (below) before February 28th, you may be eligible to receive funding. We would be happy to receive event registration forms after this date but they will not be considered for funding and may not be mentioned in the Bike Week brochure. Please note that your organization may be required to hold public liability insurance depending on the nature of the event.

Please contact David MacIsaac at 490-1665 or macisad@halifax.ca with questions about registering your event or to help you get started with an idea.

 

 

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School Event Registration

Fill out this registration form and send it to the address provided.

  • Start a Making Tracks Cycling Safety program at your school
  • Organize an event for Mountain Equipment Co-op’s annual “Bike to School Day” on May 30th.  Twenty $25 gift cards have been donated from Mountain Equipment Co-op as prizes for this event.
  • Ask a CanBike instructor to host a cycling training session for students
  • Invite a bicycle mechanic to hold a bicycle maintenance clinic
  • Organize a ride at lunch time
  • Coordinate a field trip to Bike Again or the Dal Bike Centre

 

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Individuals: Volunteering

There will be plenty of opportunities to volunteer during Bike Week. Whether you love cycling, want to learn more about biking, or if you just like meeting new people and want a free t-shirt, there’s a place for you in Bike Week. Please contact David MacIsaac to find out more and/or get your name on a volunteer list.


David MacIsaac
HRM Bike Week Chair 2012
macisad@halifax.ca

490-1665

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Businesses: Holding an event or workshop for employees

Business participation in Bike Week can be extremely valuable. By offering opportunities like safe cycling training sessions or basic bike mechanics to your employees, you can encourage more active, healthier and greener lifestyles!

Some ideas on how to participate:

  • Hire a Can Bike instructor for a lunch-time session on safe cycling in the city
  • Hire a bike mechanic to teach basic bike mechanic
  • Host a lunch-time ride
  • Organize a bicycle commuter contest at work

HRM may have funds to help you host events such as these during Bike Week. Please contact David MacIsaac for more details.

David MacIsaac
HRM Bike Week Chair 2012
macisad@halifax.ca

490-1665

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Businesses: Participating in Bike Week

Show your support for cycling by taking part in Bike Week.

Some ideas on how to participate:

  • Help create incentives for more people to cycle by offering discounts to cyclist customers during Bike week (those who enter your shop with a bicycle helmet)
  • Become a sponsor of HRM Bike Week and have your business recognized in Bike Week advertising material
  • Donate prizes to be given away at Bike Week events

By participating, you will earn your place as a bike-friendly business in the Bike Week brochure and online advertising. Please let us know by February 28th if you’d like to participate in Bike Week and to ensure that your name appears the brochure. Please contact David MacIsaac for more details:

David MacIsaac
HRM Bike Week Chair 2012
macisad@halifax.ca

490-1665


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If you have any questions about Bike Week, please contact:

David MacIsaac
HRM Bike Week Chair 2012
macisad@halifax.ca

490-1665