Banff residents can now apply for a rebate on the purchase of studded bike tires.
To normalize the practice of riding on snow and ice, town council approved the rebate to encourage Banffites to ride year-round. The Town of Banff will provide rebates of $50 per tire to a maximum of two tires or $100 per person.
The post-purchase rebate program is established ahead of the Winter Cycling Congress
, which will be held in Calgary in 2019. Town of Banff representatives will be speaking at the international congress, and will host a study tour day in Banff for 40 delegates in February.