#ygkChallenge: Help Build a Bike Friendly Community

ygkchallenge, cycling, Kingston, OntarioThe #ygkChallenge is an ongoing series where we dare you to be different, resolve to be better, and or do something awesome in support of our beloved community. Each week, Kingstonist establishes a new, ambitious or quirky goal, encouraging you to step out of your comfort zone and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary. By taking part in this community-wide initiative, we hope to make Kingston (and the world) a slightly better place to live, work and play.

This week’s #ygkChallenge encourages you to:

Go for a bike ride. Creating a bike friendly city can be trying in a city as old as Kingston.  Our narrow roads in the downtown core make for some challenges, but the City of Kingston has been making great strides over the last couple of years to create more cycling friendly roads in ygk.  Slowly but surely, more and more bike lanes and sharrows are popping up around town.  In addition to a smoother ride in the city, we are surrounded by beautiful, country roads that offer scenic rides on the outskirts of Kingston and on Wolfe Island.  This week we challenge you to dust off your bike and go for a ride.  Don’t have a bike?  No problem! Check out Ahoy Rentals or the rental shop at the summer dock on the island and borrow one for $5 an hour (or $25 for a full day).  A quick Google search offers a ton of cycling maps of the Kingston area to help get you started. Whether you’re into city riding, country riding or trail riding, there are plenty of options for cyclists in Kingston.  While there is still room for improvement in our cycling infrastructure, the more we use it now, the better it will get.  So get out there and let the city know how cycling is for you in ygk.  Let’s do out part to make it the best it can be.

Join us in completing this week’s #ygkchallenge by liking it on Facebook and/or re-Tweeting it on Twitter. By liking and sharing, you’re not only committing to doing something great, but you’re also helping us spread the word and hopefully encouraging others to participate.

Photo Credit to Dylan Passmore.

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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