See the city in a new way….
I like to cycle. I always have and feel very fortunate that I have been able to to get outdoors during the pandemic, stay fit, and just generally mange my well-being during these trying times.
Many people don’t realize it, but Edmonton is fast evolving into a pretty good place to ride a bike. Edmonton now boasts over 1300km of bicycle-friendly infrastructure, more is being developed all the time, and a fair amount of it is being maintained year-round. Edmontonians are taking advantage as well, as the number of trips by bicycle has more than doubled in the past fifteen years.
Best of all, you likely won’t have to go somewhere to do it. Bicycle infrastructure is everywhere now and you probably have access to some within a couple blocks of your front door. You can find out more about the the city’s bicycle infrastructure and future plans here.
Personally, I love heading into Edmonton’s river valley path network on my bike to just ride around and explore Edmonton’s public park areas for an afternoon. We all know what a gem Edmonton’s river valley is and a bicycle is a great way to experience it, enjoy the outdoors, get some exercise, and just decompress from all of life’s current challenges.
Best of all, anyone can do it. You don’t have to be a die-hard cyclist like me to enjoy what it has to offer. It’s an inexpensive way to get around and Edmonton’s bike network has changed a lot in recent years with way more protected bike lanes than ever before.
I encourage you to get out on you bike, explore, and see your city in a whole new way.