Team Cumbie earns Bike to Work Week honours

This year’s Bike to Work Week winner is a husband-and-wife team from Cumberland, Team Cumbie.

CUMBERLAND RESIDENT TONY Morino

This year’s Bike to Work Week winner is a husband-and-wife team from Cumberland, Team Cumbie.

Janice Brown and Tony Morino logged 190 km and saved 44 kg of greenhouse gases out of the 19,587 km and 4,544 kg logged throughout the Comox Valley from May 27 to June 2.

This is the second year that Brown and Morino have participated in the Bike to Work Week challenge and it will be the last year that Morino needs to borrow a commuter bike from a friend. His new ride is a 2013 Kona Dew donated by Simon’s Cycles.

For Morino, who works as a civilian employee at CFB Comox, it is 19.8 km from his doorstep to his shop but it is worth the ride.

Bike to Work Week is a great kickoff to build endurance as he heads into mountain bike season, and he credits the enthusiasm of the celebration stations to keep him motivated despite the unpredictable weather.

Even with a rainy start to the week, 112 registered teams were committed to meeting the challenge while dedicated volunteers woke up early to cheer on cyclists at celebration stations across the Valley.

Bike to Work Week is a yearly initiative to encourage more people in all B.C. communities to commute by bicycle. For more information on Bike to Work Comox Valley, visit www.biketowork.ca/comox_valley.

— Bike to Work Comox Valley

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