223. Let's BIKE OTTAWA - Local Program Encouraging Residents to Try Cycling | Jen Stelzer
In this episode, you will learn about: Let’s Bike Month is an annual campaign that encourages people to try cycling as a fun and healthy transportation option. Participants in the campaign:
Jen Stelzer is the Director of Community Sustainability Programs at EnviroCentre. She has a BA in Geography with a keen interest in urban landscapes and programs that influence citizen behaviour. She is a life-long cyclist and her passion for encouraging sustainable transportation and lighter living is reflected in the work she does.
She has been exploring cities by bike for over 40 years and loves encouraging others to do the same! She sits on the board of the Historical Society of Ottawa and often looks to the past to understand how today’s urban spaces came to be.
After her workplace moved to an all virtual workspace, Jen decided to join the CycleFitChicks Club in 2021 to make up for her lost daily commutes! She has enjoyed the great rides and meeting a wonderful group of women as they explore the Ottawa-Gatineau area by bike! She always seems to have a fun fact to share about wherever she ends up!
About Let’s Bike Month
Let’s Bike Month is an annual campaign that encourages people to try cycling as a fun and healthy transportation option. Participants in the campaign:
Get access to free resources and workshops
See the GHG averted by choosing to bike
Whether you want to try biking for the first time, use the campaign to encourage your employer to support alternative commuting options, or encourage others in your life to give it a try, Let’s Bike Month provides the resources and motivation to help!
Let’s Bike Month, an EnviroCentre initiative, is made possible with the support of local businesses, sponsors and our partnership with the City of Ottawa.
How it works:
You can participate in Let’s Bike Month as an individual or be part of a team:
- Sign up at LetsBike.ca by creating a user name and password
- You can Participate as an individual or join a team
- Log your bike rides, whether they be for transportation, sport or leisure
- Track your progress, see the positive impact you are making by choosing to ride a bike
- …and get the chance to win awesome daily prizes!
Established in 1999, EnviroCentre is an Ottawa based non-profit organization that brings environmental change to life by providing people, communities and organizations with practical solutions to lighten their environmental impact in lasting ways.
With a focus on greenhouse gas reduction, we concentrate our efforts in these areas: