RCMP Const. Fleming leads a pack of cyclists taking part in the 2018 Community Ride as part of Bike to Work Week on May 29. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

Four city councillors take part in Chilliwack community cycle commute

Part of Bike to Work Week 2018

Four City of Chilliwack councillors were among a group of about 20 commuters who took part in the Community Ride to Work on May 29.

Led by RCMP Const. Fleming, Couns. Jason Lum, Ken Popove, Sam Waddington and Chris Kloot rode with a few City of Chilliwack and Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) employees as well as community members.

The ride started at Sardis secondary and ended at the FVRD office at 45950 Cheam Ave. where riders were greeted by, among others, Chilliwack Fire Department firefighters cooking up breakfast sandwiches.

Additional refreshments were provided by Produce Gone Wild and Clearbrook Coffee.

Riders were also be able to register their bikes with 529 Garage, and receive a complimentary bicycle checks were done by Pedalsport.

Last year more than 27,000 people took part in Bike to Work events across B.C., and 17,515 took part in Bike to School events.


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Coun. Sam Waddington at the Young Road rail crossing. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

City councillor and FVRD board chair Jason Lum talks up the benefits of cycle commuting at the Celebration Station after the community ride on May 29. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

Const. Fleming registers a bike with 529 Garage, a theft recovery program. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

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