Monday, February 17, 2014 (Halifax, NS) - HRM is calling on organizations and community groups to register their events for Bike Week 2014, taking place June 6 – 15. The registration deadline to ensure the event is included in printed promotional material is midnight, April 7, 2014.
The HRM Bike Week committee made up of staff, individuals and groups with an interest in promoting cycling, are offering Bike Week event grants. The application deadline for the grants is midnight, March 16, 2014. This grant program exists to encourage and support groups in hosting Bike Week events within their own communities, and to ensure events align with HRM Bike Week goals and objectives. Grants are available in amounts up to $150 each, and the funding may be used for food, equipment, promotion, prizes, and speaker honorariums. A limited number of ‘special’ grants of up to $2,000 each will be considered this year. These special grants will only be awarded to events that can produce high attendance numbers, present unique opportunities in HRM, or capture this year’s theme, which is youth.
To register an event and/or to apply for a grant, visit www.halifax.ca/bikeweek.
HRM Bike Week is a ten day-long community event that aims to celebrate all forms of cycling, improve awareness of cycling safety and education as well as increase the numbers of people cycling throughout the region. There is something for everyone, even for those who do not own a bike. HRM’s Active Transportation Plan supports Bike Week and aims to encourage people of all ages and abilities to get outside and be more active. Last year’s Bike Week welcomed over 6,000 participants to approximately 60 events.