Cyclists across the northern hemisphere took to the streets and bike trails despite cold and snowy conditions on Friday to celebrate international Winter Bike to Work Day. An increasing number of Canadians are using their bikes to get to work during the winter months. Winter Bike to Work Day is a global initiative to encourage more to do it and was in it’s sixth edition in 2018.

Many already ride to work but Friday many posted about it accompanying a picture from their ride with #WinterBikeToWorkDay. Amoung the prominent Canadians who took to two wheels to get to work were Edmonton mayor Don Iveson and Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna.

Members of bike advocacy groups in Canadian cities also were active posting pictures of wintery morning commutes on two wheels.

The tracker on winterbiketoworkday.org indicated that Canadians were active participants on Friday with pledges coming in from across the country. The drive in Colorado was strong with Denver and Boulder leading the way in commitments to ride to work in North America. Edmonton  was the top pledge making Canadian city followed by Victoria, Montreal, Calgary, Winnipeg and Ottawa.

Here are some of the best Winter Bike to Work Day selfies, commute pictures and bike shots showing the conditions and temperatures riders in Canada went out in:

 

 

 

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