London (Ontario) Bicycle Festival starts tommorrow.

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    90 minutes to Safe Cycling Saturday May 31 9am 10:30 12 Grades 3- 8 Parent or Guardian must
    accompany. Woodland Public School 474 Springbank Dr. Info 685-2682

    Children's Safety Village 2nd Birthday Sunday June 1 12-4pm Safety for kids with Ontario Trial
    Lawyers (London), Brain Injury

    Parent, Neighbourhood Watch,London Safe Communities, London Fire Dept. and London Police Info
    at: 455-5437

    London Covent Garden Market Breakfast, Bicycle Information & Bike Check-ups Monday June 02 -
    Friday June 06
    7:00- 9:00 am. London Covent Garden Square. If you are bicycling, transit riding, inline skating,
    running or walking to work or play- stop by for a free coffee and breakfast. There will be bicycle
    check-ups, a free massage by Robyn Harvey (RMT), and bike art. Sign up for the Commuter Challenge,
    pick up maps, brochures, and win prizes by answering questions based on the theme of the day.
    Mon-Advocacy Tue-Safety/Law Wed- Clean Air Thu- Recumbent Bicycles Fri- Touring

    University of Western Ontario Breakfast and Bicycle Information Monday June 02- Friday June 06
    8:00- 9:00 am. Talbot College corner (UWO Campus) If your morning cycle takes you to or near the
    university, stop by the University Police Emergency Response Trailer for a breakfast snack and
    information on bike safety. Pick up a London bike paths map and bike touring brochures.

    Canadian Commuter Challenge Monday June 02- Friday June 06
    9:00- 9:00 am. It's time again to park your car and choose another way to get to work. The commuter
    challenge is an opportunity to participate in a National event that inspires Canadians to walk,
    skate, bike, carpool or take the bus to work. Join us each morning at Covent Garden Market for
    muffins and coffee and be sure to register for the commuter challenge. For information or to
    register your work group contact TREA at 645-2845, [email protected]

    Bicycle Touring Tuesday June 3 7:30- 9:00 pm Central Branch, London Public Library in Stevenson Hunt
    Room B. Learn about the "HURON TRAIL" a new bicycle touring route, mostly on paved secondary roads,
    near the Lake Huron Shore from Windsor or Sarnia to Tobermory. Howard Pulver, of BIKE ON TOURS, will
    talk about this route's highlights and development. Learb easily use parts of this route for your
    summer vacation at the lake. Two copies of the new route guide ($15) will be given away. He will
    answer your bicycle touring questions (where to ride, self guided touring, guided tours, safety,
    clothing, equipment, training and diet).

    Clean Air Week's Environment Day Wednesday June 4 9:30am Bicycle Ride in North London leaving
    Greenside Drive parking lot. east of Greenway Park. Enjoy a leisurely ride of 15km through Gibbon's
    Park and UWO with stops along the way. Bring your lunch.The ride will finish at City Hall in time to
    attend the "Bike Paths and Routes Info Session" Info: 438-7888 Presented by: The Huff and Puff Pedal
    Pushers, an energetic group of retired folks whose motto is: "Life is not a Spectator Sport"

    "London Bike Paths and Routes Info Session" Wednesday June 4 12:15pm-1:30pm, - City Hall Committee
    Room 3, 300 Dufferin St at Wellington. Learn about the bicycle path and route system in the city and
    what extensions and improvements are being planned for the future. Share your thoughts and ideas
    with the London Bicycle Advisory Committee and City Staff. Bring your lunch. Presented by: London
    Bicycle Advisory Committee and City of London, Parks Planning and Design (Andrew Macpherson)

    Bike More! Wednesday June 4 6:30pm-9pm - Novak's, 211 King St. An event to help you expand your
    cycling options.(transportational, winter, commuter, and self-supported light touring) Learn what to
    wear, how to pack, what type of equipment to use. Contact: [email protected]

    Recumbent Bike Show and Tell Thursday June 5 7am-9am - Covent Garden Market. Check out commercial
    and homebuilt recumbent bicycles during the breakfasts. We'll even let you ride one.

    Adult Bike Safety and Legality Thursday June 5 7:30 pm- 9pm Grovenor Lodge,1017 Western Rd Basic
    Highway Traffic Act, bike condition, safety equipment, how and when accidents occur, hand signals,
    fines, cyclists' rights and responsibilities Presented by Darcy Bruce of London Police.

    Historical Bike Ride Friday June 6 7pm-9pm Meet at the Peace Park (west end of King St) A casual
    ride of about 10km with frequent stops to visit historical and cultural locations in downtown
    London. Contact: [email protected]

    The Bent Event Saturday June 7 2pm-5pm Mary Campbell Co-op, Common Room, 587 Talbot St. A casual
    gathering of resources about recumbent bicycles. Meet riders, hear about the benefits and see both
    homebuilt and manufactured recumbent bicycles. A gentle paced ride may be offered 4pm to 5pm.
    Contact: [email protected]

    All Day Cycling Events Sunday June 8 10am at First Cycleworks, 525 First St near Dundas This event
    includes a light breakfast, prizes, a mountain bike ride, plus 3 levels of road rides(25, 50 or
    80km) and a BBQ afterwards. All types of bicycles welcome. Use multi-gear bicycles, in good working
    order. Waterbottle, snack, spare inner tube, airpump, sunscreen and change for phone are
    recommended. Helmets mandatory. Contact: [email protected]

    Other Events Happening Around London:

    Critical Mass 6:30pm at Victoria Park Bandshell May 30 June 27 (last Friday every month) Bike riders
    meet for a mass ride in city streets Contact: [email protected]

    Tribute to Greg Curnoe April 12 - June 22 (famous London artist and avid cyclist) at Museum London

    Lakeside Triathlon / Duathlon for all ages June 8th 2003 Kids of Steel (3 - 19 yrs) A challenging
    course on a beautiful venue. Swim in a small lake - bike on well paved roads - Run on soft gravel
    and paved roads Lake Sunova (Lakeside Resort) between London and Woodstock. Info: (course maps available) or 519 - 453-3255

    All Seasons Sports & Cycle Bike Swap Sat May 3 10am -5pm and Sun May 4 10am -3pm 660-6932

    The London Bicycle Festival has 25 free bicycling events over a ten day period. It is from May 31
    until June 8. We attempt to offer a range of lectures, rides and safety information for everyone
    from kids to seniors, from novices to more accomplished riders.

    More information will be available from April 28 onwards in the form of brochures available at
    libraries, bike stores and other locations 645-2845 or

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