#ygkChallenge: Active Commuting

Alternate Commuting, Kingston, OntarioWelcome to Kingstonist’s weekly challenge, dare, resolution or whatever you prefer to call it. Each week we establish a new and ambitious community goal, encouraging our readers, followers, friends and families to step out of their comfort zones and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary. Consider this your official and personal invitation to join us in completing a small but meaningful achievement. By taking part in this community-wide initiative, we hope to make Kingston a slightly better place to live, work and play. And of course, we also hope that you will feel proud of your contribution and achievement.

This week’s challenge encourages you to:

Burn fat, not fuel. Monday, June 4th marks the beginning of Kingston’s first annual “Active Commute to Work Week”, hosted by the Kingston Coalition for Active Transportation.  This week we challenge you to take part by walking, riding, rollerskating, skateboarding, skipping or even swimming (heh, could work for some) to work all week long.  You can track your progress here and see just how much impact you have on emission reductions and fuel cost savings.  So get out there and be active!  And be glad we didn’t do this challenge in February!

Sign up and commit to completing this week’s challenge by commenting below with an “I’m in“, “challenge accepted“, “en garde” or something along those lines. Further, help us spread the word via Twitter and Facebook by using the hashtag: #ygkchallenge. As you work towards completing this week’s task, please feel free to lend others a helping hand by providing tips on how you achieved success.

Thanks and credit to Richard Masoner / Cyclelicious for supplying the photo associated with this week’s ygkchallenge.

Danielle Lennon

Danielle Lennon is Kingstonist's Co-Founder. She was the Editor, Community Event Coordinator and Contributor at-large (2008-2018). She is otherwise employed as a section violinist with the Kingston Symphony, violin teacher, studio musician and cat lover. Learn more about Danielle...

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  • I've tried to challenge myself lately to do all my township errands by bike whenever possible instead of borrowing a car. The under five minute commute to work by bike just seems kind of lame. Still trying to figure out the best method & routes to haul heavy hardware/etc back downtown…

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