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Oct 18, 2017 Return to Headlines

Coquitlam Celebrates Bike to Work Week with New Cycling Map

by Katya Irwin |

COQUITLAM, BC, Oct. 18, 2017 – Cyclists in Coquitlam can gear up for Bike to Work Week by accessing their free copy of the new Tri-Cities Cycling Map.

This updated map, available at www.coquitlam.ca/cycling, is your go-to resource for local bike routes and connections. It also provides useful information involving bike lockers at SkyTrain stations plus the newly installed bike maintenance stations.

The City of Coquitlam encourages residents to leave their cars at home and commute by bike during Bike to Work Week, from Monday, Oct. 23 to Sunday, Oct. 29. During this event, which is organized by HUB Cycling, Coquitlam will be sponsoring ‘celebration stations’ at two locations:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 25, 6:30 – 9 a.m.: At Guildford and Pinetree, in front of Coquitlam City Hall
  • Thursday, Oct. 26, 3:30 – 6 p.m.: At Foster and Poirier

Cyclists can ride in for free snacks, bicycle tune-up services and a chance to win prizes. They can also pick up their free printed copy of the new Tri-Cities Cycling Map. 

Coquitlam partnered with Port Coquitlam and Port Moody to make this map available to the public. Printed versions will be available starting next week at Coquitlam City Hall and other civic facilities.

The City of Coquitlam, now home to 60 km of bike routes, is committed to cycling outreach and infrastructure enhancements. This summer, the City installed public bike repair stations at the Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex and City Centre Aquatic Complex as part of its ongoing efforts to be a bike-friendly community. Cyclists use these stations to pump up their tires and make minor fixes.

Register for Bike to Work Week to log your commutes and enter to win prizes: https://bikehub.ca/bike-events/bike-to-work-week

For more information about cycling in Coquitlam, or to download the Tri-Cities Cycling Map, visit www.coquitlam.ca/cycling.

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Media contact:
Carlos Perez
Manager, Transportation Planning
604-927-4303
cperez@coquitlam.ca

 

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