Published: July 12, 2017
BY NSN STAFF
This year’s Hike It or Bike It Challenge hosted by the Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) saw more than 600 people register to take part in the active transportation challenge.
Hike It or Bike It encouraged people to park the car and walk, bike, run or roll during the month of June for a chance to win some great prizes.
Close to 450 people completed the June challenge. The five lucky bike winners were Kyra Visitor, Wendy Bouchard, Haley Buckler, Nicole Martin, and Addy Greer. Group prizes went to Breach for the Stars, Kenora-Rainy River District Child and Family Services, and the Northern Sun News. Individual prize winners included Jen van Zwol, Patricia Windover, Lori Germain Crowe, and Shirley Murray.
“We were very happy to see so many Hike It or Bike It participants make the commitment to leave the car behind and get active on foot or on wheels instead of using a car.” said Elaine Fischer, Health Promoter with the NWHU.
One winner said she had always got a ride to school from her parents. Once the challenge started she convinced her mom to let her walk to and from school. Many participants said tracking their walking and wheeling time helped keep them accountable and active throughout the month of June.
Senn here: Haley Buckler poses with her new bike after winning the Hike It or Bike It challenge for the Red Lake and Ear Falls District.