Actif Epica has always been about more than an epic 130 km ultra-endurance race. From our first year, we’ve tried to make sustainable, outdoor, human-powered recreation and transportation a centrepiece of what we do. Our Co-Actif events, from Green Action Centre’s Bougeons en hiver: The Jack Frost Challenge to family activities of all kinds, we hope that our event will inspire people to get outside and celebrate human resilience in the coldest of months in the coldest of locations.
It’s no surprise that we’re delighted to be partnering with the second International Winter Cycling Congress, which Winnipeg will be hosting in 2014. Last year’s inaugural event was held in Oulu Finland with great success.
The timing couldn’t be better. Running February 12th and 13th, it’s a perfect lead-up to Actif Epica (or maybe Actif Epica is a perfect conclusion to the Winter Cycling Congress).
Hosting people from “winter cities” all over the world, the Winter Cycling Congress “is the only international cycling conference concentrating on winter cycling. The two day event offers delegates from around the world a chance to share best practices for creating and sustaining cycling-friendly cities though out the year, even in challenging winter conditions.”
We’ll be working together on a number of initiatives, along with our hosting sponsor, The Forks and will keep you posted as things get set.
Oh, and the best part? Register for the 2nd International Winter Cycling Congress today, and get a 15% discount on race registration.