Once again this year we thank the BikeBridge Cycling Association for volunteering to provide bike valet service at no charge for The 2012 Word On The Street Festival in Lethbridge.
By providing a safe, secure area where festival goers can park their bicycles on the Festival site, BikeBridge is helping to reduce the demand on parking spots for Festival day.
It’s simple: the bicycle offers us all opportunities at improved well-being. Riding a bike is exhilarating; it slows us down and awakens our awareness of our connection to the earth and each other. From a bicycle’s more human scale we see, smell, hear and feel the neighbourhood’s real beauty. Cycling builds and maintains fitness, for the cyclist and the community.
Bikebridge believes that if, as a community, we can reduce the barriers that keep us from using a bicycle, we can improve our lives and those of our neighbours. We think that is what community is all about.
We believe the barriers to cycling in Lethbridge relate primarily to safety, security and demands on fitness. When considering a trip by bike a first consideration is probably: Is it a safe route to and from my destination? Secondly: do I have the ability to physically make the trip? Is it an easy or difficult route? And finally: once I arrive, will there be a place to secure my bike and the things I take with me or acquire en route?
Our purpose is to inspire, facilitate, and celebrate cycling as a means of transportation in Lethbridge