& Capital Health are helping make physical activity the easy choice.
Its Back… for
the 3rd year in a row, and we are proud to announce we have doubled
the size of the program. Beginning Tuesday, June 7th, 2011 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 free of charge as part of
the Sportwheels Green Initiative.
All you need
to do to sign out a bike and a helmet to use for FREE is show your Capital
Health ID at the retail locations:
- Summer Street Market (Halifax Infirmary)
- Apple a Day (Dickson)
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, at no cost
to Capital Health, by Sportwheels. 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 will be available Monday through Friday during retail shop hours - 7:30am
to 4:30pm. The shop at the Halifax Infirmary is open later, so the latest time
you sign out a bike from the Dickson shop is 4:30pm to ride and sign-in at the
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