Summer is a beautiful time in Kingston, and Kingston is a great city for cycling. Why not ride your bicycle to Artfest this year? It’s good for your health, and good for the environment. And you won’t have to worry about where to park your car – you can ride your bicycle right onto the Artfest grounds and take advantage of secure valet bicycle parking provided by volunteers with Cycle Kingston.
Cycle Kingston is a charity that has operated in Kingston for the past decade, and has offered valet bicycle parking at Artfest for three years now. Their mission is to encourage cycling by providing education, information and outreach. Last year, their Cycling Ambassadors (summer students) reached over 2000 children and youth through school and class presentations. They also attend community festivals and public events, and make presentations to service clubs and businesses. Last year, they launched the Pedal and Paddle summer day camp, a unique human-powered camp that gave youth aged 12-15 the skills to cycle safely, and the skills needed for safe canoeing.
Cycle Kingston works with many partners in the community, including the City of Kingston, the KFL&A Health Unit, Immigrant Services, and more to find ways to teach Kingstonians of all ages the skills and knowledge they need to have confidence and competence to choose cycling as a way to get around for transportation, for recreation, and for fun.
We are pleased to have Cycle Kingston as a partner at Artfest. Cycle Kingston provides the service for free, but invites donations to help fund their many safe cycling education programs. www.cyclekingston.ca