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Car-Free Fridays 2024

June marks the start of Bike Month, World Cycle Day (June 3rd), and (hooray) our Downtown Stratford Car-Free Friday events (first one Friday, June 7, 8-10am). We’re welcoming another year of celebrating active transportation and getting to work car-free. The first of three Car-Free Friday events start June 7 from 8-10am. And this year we’re doing things a little differently. Our SPONSOR for our first Car-Free Friday is KDB Law. Join us in their awesomely located corner parking lot, in the heart of our downtown, for summer-vibes music, side-walk chalk art, a fabulous giveaway (valued up to $400), and more.

What is Car-Free Friday? It’s a celebration in active transportation. An opportunity to experience the joy of cycling, rolling, bussing, cruising to work without your car. Come down for free coffee & juice, enter our giveaway, receive bike repair demos, register your bike, talk to our many special guests.

Car-Free Friday Stratford

Details

  • WHERE: KDB Law, 14 Erie Street
  • WHEN: Friday, June 7th, from 8-10am
  • WHY: To encourage our members and others in the community to bike to work, or use another favourite form of active transportation or public transportation

FREE Coffee and Juice

  • revel‘s delicious fair-trade coffee will be served (sponsored by KDB Law)
  • Bring-your-own mug for an extra ballot to the giveaways
  • Free juice for those who do not drink coffee or prefer a cold drink (first come first serve)
Car-Free Friday | Bike Repair Station in Market Square
Bike Repair Station in Market Square

Giveaways

  1. $25 Downtown Dollars to spend when you ride the bus downtown + 30-day bus pass $70/value 
  2. Door Prize (donated by KDB Law) of items from Got it Made, Ande, Grotto, the Ashbourne etc valued at $400
  • To enter, fill out a ballot when you show up on your bike (or preferred method)
  • Bring-your-own mug and receive TWO ballots
Register your bike for free

Special Guests

  • Joel from Totally Spoke’D will be on site offering bicycle tune-ups
  • Constable Darren Fischer will be providing FREE bike registration for the Project 529 program (in case your bike is lost or stolen)
  • Bill James-Abra will be representing Climate Momentum
  • City Counsellor Jo-Dee Burbach will represent Stratford’s ATAC (Active Transportation Advisory Committee) and Cycle Stratford and thank people for riding their bike
  • Sadaf Ghalib, the Climate Change Programs Manager for City of Stratford will attend to thank people for using active transportation
  • Michale Mousley, Manager of Transit, will attend to talk about our local transit system and why it’s important to ride the bus
bike repair station

2024 Car-Free Friday Dates

June 3rd is World Cycle Day! The idea behind World Bicycle Day is to recognize the versatility and uniqueness of the bicycle, as well as its reliability and sustainability as a mode of transportation.

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