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Bike to Work Week in Vancouver

Bike to Work Week Vancouver

Bike to Work Week is a bi-annual event held in Vancouver and other communities within B.C. to encourage folk to ride their bicycles instead of driving.

 

Vancouver’s Bike To Work Week

Bike to Work Week usually takes place in Vancouver in late October. It also happens in the late spring or early summer, usually around the end of May and/or beginning of June.

In 2021, the spring Bike to Work Week was from May 31st to June 6th. Dates for the fall were from September 27th to October 3rd.

In 2022, the first Go by Bike Week was from May 30th to June 5th. Registration opened in April. The next Go by Bike Week runs from Monday, October 3rd, until Sunday, October 9th in 2022.

During the week people are encouraged to ride their bikes instead of driving and to log their rides online. In Vancouver, HUB Cycling hosts Bike to Work Week.

Folk can register for Bike to Work Week as individuals or as a team. However, past registrants do not need to re-register. They can just log in and record a new trip.

Prizes are usually available whether you register as an individual or as a team. The grand prize in the fall of 2020 was a trip for two to Portugal! In the spring of 2021, the grand prize was a cycling adventure for two in Croatia. The grand prize in the fall of 2022 is a cycling experience in Tuscany. There are also other gifts to be won including passes to Scandinave Spa in Whistler.

Participants are able to access “Celebration Stations” set up across Metro Vancouver. In 2021 there were several small booths where cyclists could stop by for bicycle maintenance. In 2022 there are 25 stations offering bike maintenance, snacks and giveaways. Check out the Celebration Station Map for more information.

 

Rotary Ride for Rescue

 

History

The first Bike to Work Week event started in 1995 in Victoria with a group of cyclists. Their goal was to raise awareness about commuter cycling. The first event attracted around 500 participants.

Since 1995 the scale of the event has grown significantly. Many communities across B.C. now organize Bike to Work Week events, and some even host a Bike to School event as well. Last year there were over 50,000 participants across the province!

HUB Cycling hosts the Vancouver Bike to Work Week event. The organization was founded in 1988 to improve biking conditions in Vancouver and it now has almost 3000 members. HUB Cycling also organizes the Bike the Night event that takes place in Vancouver in September.

 

Bike the Night in Vancouver
Bike the Night in September

 

Other Information

For more details on this event click Bike to Work Week Vancouver.

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