“Having a Bike Share Membership makes me feel like I have a key to the city!” We’re here with our January edition of our Member of the Month series. We’re excited to feature an Annual 45 member who is also a dedicated member of The Bike Brigade organization and uses Bike Share to carry out their duties.
What station do you consider to be your “home station”? Are there other stations that are key to your use patterns and helping you get around the city?
Avenue Road and Davenport Ave is my home station. I use stations all around the city and am looking forward to the expansion of the network. I love riding along the waterfront, from the Beaches to Harbourfront to Humber Bay and beyond, and as far north as Bike Share goes along the Don River and Humber River trails.
What would you consider to be the “local gems” or spots you love to frequent in your community using Bike Share?
I volunteer with Bike Brigade to deliver food from local food banks, Out of the Cold, Foodshare and other organizations to support our neighbours. Right now I am the only rider regularly using Bike Share to make my deliveries, but new volunteers are always welcome.
What do you love the most about using Bike Share and what value do you find in using the system?
I love the flexibility of being able to drop the bike at one station and pick a new one up somewhere else. Finding an e-bike is always a bonus and spurs me to go on longer adventures without having to worry about hills along the way.
What made you start riding with Bike Share?
I have used Bike Share for almost all my transportation. I don’t have room to store a bike, so using Bike Share is a great solution. I’m looking forward to riding more this winter.
The Bike Brigade is a group of 1000+ volunteer cyclists delivering food and other essentials by bike across Toronto. We work directly with equity-seeking groups, food banks and other non-profits that are supporting vulnerable folks and underinvested communities in our city.
Visit our website https://www.bikebrigade.ca to learn more and get involved!
Thanks for being a member Kathy and keep up the great work by bike! We are honoured you use Bike Share.
-Your Friends at Bike Share Toronto