|Hundreds took advantage of the |
bicycle valet parking at last year’s event
The first 250 people who arrive by bike each day will receive $10 off their admission, while Calgary Zoo members will receive an ice cream coupon. Coupons will be available at the bicycle valet parking, located at the north and west entrances.
"This year’s event builds on an already exciting summer for Calgary’s growing bike community," says Kimberly Fisher, active transportation education planner. “With increased connectivity thanks to the pathways, bike lanes and the cycle track network, it's easier than ever for families to access the Calgary Zoo by bicycle.”
Since opening the Cycle Track Network in June, the 5 Street S.W. underpass has already become the busiest on-street bike-way in the city, averaging more than 1,500 trips each weekday.
“The Calgary Zoo recognizes the increasing number of people who are traveling around Calgary by bicycle and we're thrilled to be part of an event that encourages Calgarians to travel to destinations such as the zoo in a fun and safe way,” says Roz Freeman, special events and promotions advisor at the Calgary Zoo.
“It's the perfect opportunity to showcase the shiny, new bike racks recently installed at both zoo entrances.”
For more information on all of The City's cycling events or to plan your route visit calgary.ca/cyclingevents.