Merritt, British Columbia – May 30, 2013 – Wednesday afternoon two bikes and one car squared off in the first ever bike to work week commuter challenge in Merritt. This is Merritt’s first year of participation in the Provincial Bike to Work Week program. So is driving a vehicle really the most efficient way to commute? While the answer to that question is debatable the results of our commuter challenge were very clear; bikes take it two to nothing.
The commute consisted of two bicycles, one road bike and one mountain bike, and one vehicle leaving the top of Pineridge Drive simultaneously in a race to Spirit Square. The mountain bike was able to travel off road and clocked a time of 3 minutes and 53 seconds, while the road bike managed a time of 4 minutes and 40 seconds. The car, which had to obey the speed limit, was driven by Merritt’s mayor, her worship Susan Roline, for a time of 6 minutes and 5 seconds.
Bike to Work Week Merritt 2013, will conclude with a wrap up BBQ on Friday May 31st from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
For more information about getting signed up or for any information regarding Merritt’s participation in the program, please contact Felicity Peat, or visit http://www.biketowork.ca/merritt
City of Merritt