It’s exciting! Cycle Transitions, under the wing of Go Green Together, is gearing up now that funding through a Healthy Communities Funding grant from the Ontario Government has been approved.

The project is a youth-focussed initiative that aims to increase cycling safety in Northumberland County. Cycle Transitions will deliver safe cycling education courses through a program called CAN-BIKE Instruction. As well, a permanent workshop will be set up and open to all cyclists but with a focus on instructing youth to repair and maintain bicycles. The workshop will also resources can be found for those who don’t have the skills, funds, or access to equipment to repair bikes themselves.

Help with this project has been requested! There will be four teams getting the operation up and running; the first focused on setting up the work (service) area, the second a storage area, the third an administrative area, and the fourth an educational component. We intend to create the teams at this organizational meeting.

Our start up target date is the first week in September.

If you are interested in hearing about the project and possibly helping out, details of the meeting are below:

Date: Monday, July 23, 2012 at 6:30 pm
Location: The NEW GoGreen Together facility – 739 D’Arcy St. (the old NuComm building)
Parking: accessed from the south running lane of D’Arcy just below the round-about at the Cobourg Community Centre. Turn right into the driveway there, then turn right to park behind the building.

Please bring a lawn chair to sit on. If you are unable to attend but wish to participate or know more, please contact one of the four team leaders:

Rick Nonnekes:
Paul Mills:
Roy Martin:
Dave Singfield: