Grand Forks voters encouraged to ‘Bike To Vote’ on May 14

This May 14, businesses, the cycling club and trails society in Grand Forks encourage voters to cycle to their polling stations to vote.

People are encouraged to cycle to polling stations in Grand Forks on May 14

People are encouraged to cycle to polling stations in Grand Forks on May 14

This May 14, two Grand Forks businesses, along with the Grand Forks Community Trails Society and the Grand Forks Cycling Club are partnering to encourage Grand Forks voters to bike to vote.

Strida Canada West, Chain Reaction Ride and Slide, the Grand Forks Cycling Club and the Grand Forks Community Trails Society are hoping Grand Forks’ voters will join other votes across B.C. to bike to on May 14, General Voting Day.

Bike security will be offered by these business and groups to make biking to vote easier. Bike to vote is an initiative of the B.C. Cycling Coalition to encourage people to consider commuting with their bicycle.

“Bike to Vote is a positive and direct way to put your values into action, to show politicians what you care about and to create a better future for B.C. Through the simple act of pedaling to the polls, you will actively decrease traffic congestion, make streets and neighborhoods safer, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, save time and money and improve your health and well-being,” says the B.C. Biking Coalition.

“What better way is there to embody the value and benefits that sustainable transportation can bring to B.C.? Join British Columbians from all across the province in celebrating your freedom to move and exercising your right to choose. Sign our pledge, join the conversation, and share your pictures and stories and Bike to Vote on May 14!”

Bike security will be available while the polls are open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Gospel Chapel, gallery 2 and the City Park senior’s centre in Grand Forks.

– Submitted by Bill Wilby