Global Bike to Work Day 2017

According to Strava, May 11 (last Thursday) was Global Bike to Work Day(since it’s on Strava, it must be true).  So I thought this would be a good day to ride to work (and back).

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Cycling tragedies

In the past couple of weeks, I’ve become aware of two cycling tragedies that have been in the news.  One involved Ellen Watters, a 28-year-old professional cyclist from New Brunswick, who was struck by a vehicle on a training ride two days before Christmas.  Ellen died several days later from her injuries.  The second tragedy involved 10-year-old Rosie Long from Oakville, Ontario.  On her bike ride to school in November, Rosie was struck by a school bus that was pulling out of a parking lot, and she’s still in intensive care.

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Share the Road – Greg’s Ride

One of the initiatives that is very important to me is Share the Road, which is an advocacy group that supports the development of bicycle-friendly roads and neighbourhoods in Ontario.  It was founded in 2008 by Eleanor McMahon, whose husband Greg was killed by a vehicle while on a bike ride in 2006.

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