Bike Friendly Places Spawn Social Cycling Groups

Group-cycling-on-the-SeawallNumerous case studies highlight the rapid and large uptake in cycling activity following implementation of decent (largely protected) cycling networks in cities large and small.  What isn’t as well documented is that the uptake in cycling for purpose and for pleasure then spawns the growth of quite diverse social cycling groups. People find each other and gather as “birds of a feather” to create groups of similar interests and goals, ranging from fun to training, adding to the social capital of the community, with concomitant health and social benefits. This article in the Vancouver Sun describes this scene in that bike-friendly city.
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Author: Alan Medcalf

Alan is a post-corporate, volunteer, community builder living in Brockville, Ontario. He seeks to create sustainable lifestyle advantage for the community by creating opportunities for more people to choose to walk and to ride bikes. He promotes the health, social, environmental and economic benefits of active mobility.