Shifting Gears for Individuals
The Shifting Gears program supports individuals to replace single-occupancy vehicle trips with walking, cycling, taking transit, carpooling, and telecommuting. A shift like this can unlock benefits to health & wellbeing, our community & environment, and your personal finances!
Here are some of the supports we offer:
Shifting May Gears Challenge
Each Spring, citizens from across the Peterborough Region come together for the month-long Shifting Gears May Challenge. This annual event encourages participants to rack up trips and prizes by walking, cycling, taking transit, carpooling, and telecommuting to work or school, or when running errands! It’s a great way to start your spring and jumpstart a new habit!
Rack ‘n’ Roll Workshops: for New or Aspiring Bike Commuters
The Shifting Gears program provides aspiring or new cyclists with the equipment and information they need to make more practical essential trips by bike. Rack ‘n’ Roll workshops assess the commuter readiness of your bike, provide a free rear rack and pannier (i.e. a bike bag) and help you install the equipment.
Whether commuting to work, or running errands by bike, sign up for the 2023 program by clicking here and indicating your interest in the Rack ‘n’ Roll Program. You will receive a message in your inbox with more information and how to book your appointment.
During a scheduled appointment with B!KE: The Peterborough Community Bike Shop, participants will work with a mechanic educator to:
- Install the new equipment
- Identify and address mechanical or other issues on the bike
- Work through questions the participant may have about riding
- Identify changes to ensure a safer, more comfortable, and more enjoyable ride
- Capture a photo and quote about the experience
This program is offered each the spring. Enrolment is limited, so sign up for the program today!