Bike to Work and School Week returns to Kamloops next week, from May 27 to June 2.
The annual event that encourages an alternative to motor-vehicle commuting had 381 people registered as of Thursday, including 49 new riders.
The event also promotes a sense of community among local cyclists, with celebration stations featuring goodies set up during the week to promote socializing amongst commuters.
Prizes are also up for grabs, including a provincial grand prize trip for two to cycle in Italy's Prosecco Hills, sponsored by Exodus Travels.
Celebration stations for cyclists next week will be located at:
• Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association office, downtown at 202-246 Second Ave.;
• Kamloops Law Courts, downtown at 455 Columbia St.;
• McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre on the North Shore;
• McCracken Station Pub, in Valleyview at 1626 Valleyview Dr.;
• North Shore Business Improvement Association office, in North Kamloops at 115 Tranquille Rd.;
• Riverside Park downtown, at the west end;
• At the Overlander Memorial on Schubert Drive in North Kamloops, near Arthur Hatton elementary;
• Thompson Rivers University, at the corner of McGill Road and Summit Drive;
• Urban Systems, downtown at 286 St. Paul St.
Participants can pick up passports and get them stamped at each Bike to Work location, then hand in passports at any celebration station for a chance to win prizes. Golden tickets — eligible to win one of two Kamloops grand prizes — must be submitted by 7 p.m. on June 1 at any of the following locations:
• Nature’s Fare, in Sahali at 1350 Summit Dr.;
• Spoke N Motion, downtown at 194 Victoria St. W.;
• We Are One Composites, in Valleyview at 5A-1744 Kelly Douglas Rd.
To register for Bike to Work and School Week, go online to biketowork.ca/kamloops.