Bike Week in HRM : 76 Activities to Celebrate Cycling

Organization Sponsor: Halifax Regional Municipality

Organization Partner: Ecology Action Center

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Program Description

HRM’s Annual Bike Week is held during the first week of June every year. TRAX plays a key role in organizing this event. Bike Week is an exciting, community driven event that encourages people of all ages and abilities from all over HRM to ride a bicycle for transportation, recreation or sport. HRM Bike Week kicks into gear this weekend on Saturday, June 3rd. Come out and celebrate the bike, cycle activities for the whole family all week long, and they're free!

Some of the events that happen during Bike Week include the Community Bicycle Auction, Bike to Work Day - Pancake Breakfasts, Halifax Regional Policy Bike Safety Rodeos, free bicycle maintenance workshops, and the Canadian Commuter Challenge.

Program Approximate Cost: 

10000.00

Funding Sources: 

HRM $5,000
Capital Health $1,000
NS Power $1,000
KPMG $1,000

Strategies For Sustainability: 

Most events were already being offered to the community but they are now organized into a festival. Organizers feel leverage is an important quality necessary to maintain success.

Impact Of Program: 

In previous years around 1,000 people participated.

Evaluation Tools: 

This year a more concerted effort is being made to count participants and a draw evaluation survey is being done.

Key Elements Towards Success: 

Getting the community to buy into this event.

Challenges To Meet Them: 

The events are easy to organize but finding a coordinator is a challenge.

Length and Stage of Project: 

This festival began 10 years ago.

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