East Kootenay Community Credit Union (EKC) Donates $500 to Support Bike Racks in Cranbrook

East Kootenay Community Credit Union (EKC) was quick to respond to the need for bike racks in the City of Cranbrook.

Mindy Atti, Branch Manager at EKC, commends the efforts of the City of Cranbrook and Cranbrook Sunrise Rotary to provide numerous locations for cyclists to secure their bikes. EKC supports healthy growth – and bike racks are one step towards making the City of Cranbrook a more desirable city to live and be active in.

Photo of Dennis Walker riding to work. Photo Credit – photo credit Jeab Walker

Bike racks are one of the many steps needed to encourage more people to be able to commute or ride for enjoyment. The Rails to Trails supports the mantra, ‘build it and they will come’. Cities and small towns alike have all got behind supporting what is needed to create safe, comfortable and interesting bike routes. Trails, both paved and unpaved, and inner city bike lanes that range from painted green to being built between the parking and side walk, have increased people’s desire to ride.

Atti encourages other businesses and individuals to contribute $500 to make the City of Cranbrook and Cranbrook Sunrise Rotary bike rack project a huge success.

More information about how to apply to be a sponsor or if you have questions, please contact Glenn Dobie at 250-417-3230 or Darryl Bishop at 250-426-6618.  An information and donation package is available for download or for pick up at City Hall.

At EKC, we make local lending decisions, local policies, and we have a local Board of Directors. If you are interested in being part of something bigger, not just something big, please stop by, call, or visit EKCCU.COM.