Smithereens celebrated the end of Bike to Work Week with a ceremony in Bovill Square Friday night.
A large turnout filled the square to hear live bands and congratulate Bike Week winners while enjoying local cuisine and the each others company.
7-year-old Meesha Knorr was recognized as the youngest biker, who logged over 4km herself!
Mother Laurie said Meesha was one of a few children that we keen to hop on their bikes.
“A whole bunch fo us got together to make a team for Bike to Work Week and the kids wanted to get involved too, so I said “Sure let’s do it!” she says.
When asked why she likes riding her bike, Meesha was short and sweet.
“‘Cause it’s fun.”
Co-MC Nick Meyer was a host of a celebration station last week and was an active biking participant. He has many memories from throughout the week..
“Apart from high fiving people biking up and down main street, and having people biking up to my business and myself biking home, my favourite part is probably biking with my kids and my family and actually feeling more fit than I have in a long time,” he says.
When midnight struck on Bike to Work Week Sunday night, ending Bike to Work Week, Smithers had fallen to Revelstoke in this year’s Bike Battle.
The town did have a higher participation rate, higher average of kilometres biked per participant, and more new riders.