#ygkChallenge: Bike For The Week

bike riding, bike lanes, ygk challenge, 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:

Ride your bicycle! This is a challenge that I am going to do my very best to take on and stick to this week as well (I mean, I always do, of course!)  The weather is beautiful, more bike lanes are being added everyday in ygk, and whether you live in the west end, the east end or downtown, most amenities are close by.  So, this week we challenge you to ride your bike as much as possible.  Daily cycling is not only great for your health and well-being but it saves on gas and reduces emissions.  Ride to the grocery store, to your friend’s house, even to work.  We have many avid cyclists in Kingston so I realize this may not seem like much of a challenge to you folks, but to those who maybe haven’t done much daily riding, try it out.  You’ll love it.  So, pump up those tires, dust off your helmet, grab you knapsack and do your traveling this week on two wheels!

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.

Photo credit to Adrian Kinloch.

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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