uzyozt · 2021-10-13

Leave the car at home for a day

Some people in Midland may show up for work a little sweaty one day next month.

May 15 will mark the inaugural Dock-to-Dock Ride as part of Bike to Work Week, scheduled to take place May 11-17.

Riders will meet in the parking lot of radio station 104.1 The Dock (335 Cranston Cres.) at 8 a.m. From there, the cyclists will ride down King Street to the town docks before continuing on to work.

Greg Brewer, event organizer and Midland CTS Bike Club captain, said there are a number of events taking place nationwide.

"It (is) our attempt to create awareness … in our community for cycling and a healthy lifestyle," he said.

Brewer said the goal is to attract avid cyclists and beginners alike.

"We want to raise awareness and, possibly, change the mentality for people in the community that could bike to work. I know not everyone can, but some people can," he said, adding there are a number of benefits to biking to work.

"(There are) the economic benefits of saving gas, but there are also the health benefits if you do it enough."

Brewer said he is expecting between 40 and 100 participants for the Dock-to-Dock ride. People can register online on either Facebook or on the CTS Bike Club website (

"It should be really interesting to see a group of riders (going) down the main street," he said. "If you have a bike and a heartbeat, you’re welcome to come at 8 a.m. and join us."