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!

ABC’s of Bike Maintenance Workshops

Learning the foundations of bike mechanics is as easy as A, B, C!

In this popular workshop; our partners at B!KE will go over the basics of bike maintenance, by walking you through the air, brake and chain components of your bicycle. This interesting and accessible workshop is suitable for a range of ages and bike maintenance understandings. Currently offered during our May Challenge, sign up today to join the fun!

E-Work Guides and Resources

There are many factors that contribute to whether you are productive, comfortable, and content working from home. These include your workstyle, your home environment and workstation set-up, and the support your employer provides through supportive policies, communication, and supervision.

We’ve put together some material to help you get the most from your remote work experience.

Other Online Resources

Tips from the Pros

Setting up your Work Area

Staying Connected

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