Gearing up for Bike Month this June

June 1, 2018

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Huron County, ON – Celebrate Bike Month this June by learning how you can enjoy cycling safely in our communities, and help others cycle safely too.

The Huron County Cycling Advisory Committee is hosting several Bike Maintenance Workshops at local libraries across the County this May and June. The workshops focus on bike safety and bike maintenance.

The committee is also sharing information on important cycling topics for both cyclists and drivers, like the one-metre law.

Under the one-metre law, drivers are required to leave at least one metre when passing cyclists. The penalty for passing within one metre is a $110 fine and 2 demerit points. The Cycling Advisory Committee and Huron County OPP have developed an educational tool to teach cyclists and motorists about the law.

“Cycling is a great way to see your community, engage in physical activity and is great for the environment as well, “says Laura O’Rourke, Public Health Promoter at the Huron County Health Unit. “Celebrating Bike Month allows the committee to raise awareness of cycling through great events and important information.”

The Huron County Cycling Advisory Committee is the organization responsible for implementing Huron County’s Cycling Strategy. The strategy is currently in its second year of implementation.

For more information and upcoming local cycling events, check out the Huron County Cycling Strategy’s Facebook page. www.facebook.com/huroncountycyclingstrategy

For more information contact:

Laura O’Rourke, Public Health Promoter
519.482.3416 (ext 2013)
lkorourke@huroncounty.ca