Monday June 21, 2010
Bike to Work Week
Sardis Senior Secondary Student Wins Big Staff/Voice
ayor Sharon Gaetz presented Christopher Martin, 18, with a brand new hybrid mountain bike which he won in a draw that City Hall held during "Bike To Work
The Norco Vermont bicycle valued at $600 has all the latest gew-gaws including street and off-road tires.
Martin's mother got her son fired up about the contest who then entered the contest online. Later he was surprised to find out that he won.
"It's pretty cool and I'm excited about it," he told StarFM's Grant Sigaty during an interview at City Hall just prior to the presentation by the Mayor.
Mayor Gaetz said participation in Bike to Work Week held in May, had twice as many participants in 2010 than in 2009.
"Chilliwack won the award for most number of people biking to work and I'd like to give a thank-you to our staff for putting this together, you did a really good job," she said.
With a mostly flat terrain, Chilliwack is an ideal city to cycle in and participation in the program is likely to increase each year as more bicycle lanes are introduced and expanded upon.
City of Chilliwack Environmental Services employee, Malcolm MacLean, told the Voice at the YMCA Open House in May that it was one of the incentives to get people onto two wheels is the bike draw. "Each day a person rides to work they are eligible for an entry to win it," said Maclean.
The khaki green bicycle was generously donated by Leonard Stad, owner of
Jack Cycle at 1-45735 Thomas Rd. The company can be
reached at: 604-858-3011
© Copyright (c) 2010 The Valley Voice