New Year’s revolution: get pedaling to work

New for 2018 is a fully-supported “Get Pedaling to Work” project under the direct guidance of an SFU Kinesiology student. If you’re a VCH employee living a couple km or more from work, we’d like to help you with one New Year’s Resolution that you’ll really enjoy* straight through until autumn (or longer!)

A lot of would-be cyclists struggle with some typical barriers, but for five willing candidates, those barriers can be handily overcome. Here’s what we can offer you:

• a personalized implementation timeline that suits their scheduling needs
• individualized support from both the VGH Wellness & Fitness Centre Attendant (SFU Kinesiology student Harleen Kaur) and VCH Active Transportation Lead (Arthur Orsini)
• bike-related freebies, prizes and skills
• mutual support from the other participants
• health and wellness benefits from cycling

The project goal is to fully support the start of bike commuting for five VCH staff (who already have access to a bike).

Efforts will be made to offer support to all attendees at the January 23 drop-in information session. The preparation phase will wrap-up with HUB’s Ride the Road cycling safety course on Saturday March 30 (9:30am – 2pm) and the project will wrap-up on Friday June 1 (the end of the spring Bike to Work Week).

If you are interested in participating, or even if you simply want to find out, sign up here for our info session on Tues. Jan 23rd.

When: Tues. Jan 23rd between 12noon to 1pm
Where: VGH Cycling Centre Lounge – 866 W10th Ave

*According to a recent Concordia University study, “Employees who cycled to work showed significantly lower levels of stress within the first 45 minutes of work“.

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