Ride a Bike to the Site

Monday, June 6, 2011 - 1:55pm

It’s the third year for the Ride a Bike to the Site program at Capital Health and we’re proud to announce we’ve doubled the number of bikes available. Beginning June 7, when you need to go between the Halifax Infirmary and the Victoria General sites, you have the option to ride a bicycle or an adult-sized tricycle or borrow a Nordic walking stick free of charge as part of the Sportwheels Green Initiative.

All you need to do to sign out a bike and a helmet or a Nordic walking stick is show your Capital Health ID at these retail locations:

  • Summer Street Market (Halifax Infirmary)
  • Apple a Day (Dickson)

Simply take the key, go to the bike racks outside the doors of each site, unlock a bike, put on your helmet and ride to the other site.
A map of the designated bike lanes is attached to your key. When you arrive at the other site, lock the bike in the bike rack and return your key and helmet at the retail store. To make it even easier, any books or bags you are carrying can be placed in the rear carrier basket. 

This project started in 2009 as a result of a creative partnership between Sportwheels and Partners for Care. The bikes are being provided and maintained by Sportwheels at no cost to Capital Health. As an added incentive to be active, if you are interested in purchasing a bicycle, helmet or any other sporting goods, Sportwheels is offering ALL Capital Health employees exclusive in-store discount. All you need to do is show your Capital Health ID. 

No special clothing is required to take advantage of this activity. The 10 bicycles and two tricycles are uni-sex models that make cycling an easy choice.

Bikes and Nordic walking sticks will be available Monday through Friday during retail shop hours - 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The shop at the Halifax Infirmary is open later, so the latest time you can sign out a bike from the Dickson shop is 4:30 p.m. to ride and sign-in at the Halifax Infirmary.