Biking can be one of the most enjoyable ways to get some physical activity. There are many different terrains for all types of biking; these include, mountain biking on wooded trails or heritage roads, road biking along the shoulder of a highway, the streets, or in a designated bike lane, cruising along the beautiful and scenic Confederation Trail and there are even skate parks located across PEI that allow BMX biking. Make sure to follow the rules of the road and always wear a helmet.


Learn to Bike


Available Biking Programs:

Biking Tips:

  1. Set some goals for yourself, but don't over do it.  Go out for a few easy rides and determine how much your body can handle.  You may want to schedule a rest day between your rides to allow your muscles to recover so a goal of three or four days a week would be a good start.
  2. Listen to your body.  As you continue to meet your goals and build upon your time, distance, and speed, make sure you listen to your body.  If something isn't feeling right or you have soreness, stop and determine what is causing it.
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Obey the rules of the road or find some cycling friendly trails.  When riding a bicycle on the roads, make sure that you follow the traffic rules for your own safety and for those around you.  It is always a good idea to use quiet roads to cycle on or cycling friendly trails where there are no cars.
  4. A good bicycle fit is important.  Use this resource prepared by Cycling PEI to assist you in getting your bike set up for you.  A properly fitted bike can lead to a very enjoyable cycling experience.


  5. Always be prepared.  Carrying some basic accessories can make your cycling journey more enjoyable.  Make sure you have some water and food for longer rides.  If you are planning to make stops along the way you should invest in a good bicycle lock.  Some cyclists like to carry some basic tools, a replacement tube and pump with them.  Many cyclists also invest in a bicycle computer which can be purchased relatively cheap and this will keep track of all your cycling distances, speeds, etc.

What is go!PEI?

go!PEI is a community-based healthy living program that offers free physical activity and healthy eating programs for Islanders across PEI. go!PEI is designed around providing information and supports to assist all Islanders to make simple changes to their lifestyle to improve their overall health and quality of

About go!PEI

go!PEI is a community-based healthy living program that offers free physical activity and healthy eating programs for Islanders across PEI. go!PEI is designed around providing information and supports to assist all Islanders to make simple changes to their lifestyle to improve their overall health and quality of life.

The go!PEI team is made up of provincial partners (Island Trails and PEI Healthy Eating Alliance), Regional Sport & Recreation Councils and four major municipalities (City of Charlottetown, City of Summerside, Town of Cornwall, and Town of Stratford).   This group works together to provide opportunities for Islanders wishing to make a change to their personal health.   Through these partners, go!PEI delivers free programs all across the province focusing on walking, running, biking, hiking and healthy eating activities.

go!PEI's seven core principles are to deliver:

1. Activities that are low cost or no cost
2. Activities that have readily available infrastructure across the Province
3. Activities that require limited equipment
4. Activities that do not have time constraints
5. Activities that can be done as an individual or as part of a group
6. Activities that can be done by any age group
7. Activities that can be done year round (maybe not cycling)

 

 

How to get Involved

Become a leader: It is our hope to have as many Islanders as possible organize and deliver a program to their community, group or organization. If you have an interest in getting something started for your group, send our coordinator an email.

Sign up for our E-Newsletter: We send out an email newsletter throughout the year with healthy living tips, stories and upcoming events. You can sign up for our newsletter on our website or when you register for a go!PEI program. Or, you can email Laura at gopei@recreationpei.ca!

Participate in a Program/Event: The calendar of events is available on our website which identifies when free upcoming courses and programs are taking place. For programs specific to your community, please contact the community partner nearest you for information.

Request Information: If you want to mobilize your workplace, organization, family or neighbors we can help you do this by providing some information. A number of workplaces have organized go!PEI activities as part of their workplace wellness initiatives by receiving resources from our office.

Download Resources: Finally, if you want to make some personal healthy living changes you can collect tips and lessons on how to do so on our website. You can download program booklets (to follow at home on your own) and healthy living information on our resource page.

 

 



   

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September 29, 2016

go!PEI Steps Out

Challenging Islanders from tip to tip to get active, have fun & win some great prizes!
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May 26, 2016

Uncover PEI - June is Parks and Recreation Month

Take the go!Outdoors challenge to get more time outdoors this June. We have great prizes to be won!
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December 1, 2015

go!PEI Let's Walk - Indoor Walking Club

Contact go!PEI for more details. gopei@recreationpei.ca 902-892-5323
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